The Patchogue-Medford Board of Education chose to adopt a proposed $167 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year at Monday's Board of Education Budget Workshop at South Ocean Middle School.
The budget is a 2.77 percent increase, and a tax levy increase of around $3 million or 3.17 percent.
The proposed budget contains no staff decreases and affords the replacement of Patchogue-Medford High School's track for safety concerns.
The budget passed by a unanimous six trustee vote with one absence. Trustee Christine Rignola did not vote due to needing to leave the meeting from not feeling well, but communicated to board president Thomas Donofrio that she was comfortable with setting the rate.
The school district calendar currently lists the annual budget vote and election for May 21.
The exact numbers for the budget are $167,462,471 and for the tax levy $3,093,253.
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