Voters approved school budget proposals in both local districts Tuesday.
In Riverhead, 61 percent of the 2,790 people who cast a ballot voted in favor of the proposed 2012-13 school budget.
Sue Koukounas edged out Tom Carson for the top number of votes for school board, though it was an uncontested race for two open seats.
The Shoreham-Wading River budget was approved by a vote of 1,316 to 658. That was good for a 67 percent approval in a district that saw budget proposals defeated twice in the past five years.
In that district’s contested race for two school board seats, Robert Rose and Michael Fucito bested Anthony DeLouise.
Mr. Rose was the top vote-getter.
A machine malfunction in Shoreham-Wading River prevented the Proposition 2 results from being immediately available. Proposition 2, if approved, would allow the district to use excess funds from a 2009 Health and Safety Proposition to make repairs and improvements to district buildings.
Voter turnout in both districts was low when compared with figures over the past decade.
The Riverhead News-Review reported live from both school districts. Click play on the blog below to scroll through our live coverage Tuesday night.
RIVERHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT
Budget — PASSED
1,703 — YES
1,061 — NO
School board — two open seats
Susan Koukounas: 1,842
Tom Carson: 1,678
Budget — PASSED
YES — 1,316
NO — 658
School board race results:
Robert Rose: 1,194
Michael Fucito: 1,030
Anthony Delouise: 807
Prop 2: no decision due to possible machine malfunction
Prop 3 — APPROVED
Proposition 3 gives the board the authority to appoint a Shoreham-Wading River High School senior as a non-voting member of the school board.
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