Rocky Point Residents Approve $71.6 Million Budget

District's budget earns 62 percent of the vote, passing by the supermajority necessary while piercing the tax levy cap.

A 2012-'13 budget of $71,574,012 for the Rocky Point School District was passed Tuesday by a vote of 1,434-876, or 62 percent.

The budget pierced the tax levy cap of 1.84 percent for the district and included a tax levy of 3.2 percent. Because of this, the budget could only pass by at least 60 percent supermajority. Last year's budget also passed by a 67 percent supermajority, before a cap was in place.

The budget saves all programs and adds five advanced placement courses while keeping the district on course with it's Next STEP program.

In the Board of Education Trustee Election, incumbents Scott Reh and John Lessler were reelected. Reh led all candidates with 1,231 and Lessler received 1,143 votes. Challengers Edward Casswell and Aisha Grundmann received 830 and 735 votes, respectively.


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