SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers residents overwhelmingly approved the $86.9 million budget for the Somers Central School District during yesterday's vote. 

The spending plan passed 922-303.

In addition, voters approved the $13.6 million bond proposition, 915-306. The bond's long-term financing will upgrade and repair school buildings.

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With an increase of less than 1 percent in spending, next year’s budget is tax-cap-compliant and maintains today’s programs and class sizes while hiking taxes by 94 cents, to $157.94 for each $1,000 of assessed value. The construction bond would have no immediate impact on a homeowner’s tax bill.

Voters also returned three veteran school board members, all of whom ran unopposed, for another three-year term. They are Donna Rosenblum, who received 986 votes; Ifay Chang, who received 971 votes; and Joseph Marra, who received 999 votes.