Residents came out to the polls Tuesday and passed a $64,954,995 Miller Place School District budget for the 2012-13 school year by a vote of 1,220 to 538.
The budget passed with 69.4 percent of the vote. With the budget coming in at the cap of 2.96 percent for the district, it needed to pass by just the majority. It includes 16.7 faculty position reductions, with the biggest staffing reductions coming at the Elementary level (5.0 positions) and the Business department (4.4).
The budget saves all clubs and athletic programs, which were originally on the chopping block in the first proposed budget.
"I'd like to congratulate the Board of Education, the community and the administration for working together on a budget that has been overwhelmingly accepted by the community," said Superintendent Susan Hodun.
Miller Place Board of Education incumbent Michael Unger ran unopposed and received 1,309 yes votes.
The 2012-'13 library contract, an increase of 11.54 percent ($2,040,419) over the current contract, passed.