Elwood voters passed a $53-million spending budget on Tuesday for the 2011-12 school year.
With a final tally of 1,779 to 1,129 in favor, homeowners within the can expect to see a 7.98 percent increase in their collective tax levy in the following year. That translates to a $229.41 tax rate per $100 of assessed value, an 8.91 percent increase.
"I congratulate this community for supporting their kids and voting yes," Superintendent Peter Scordo said after the results were announced.
Trustee candidates Bill Gutekunst and Mike LaMena defeated James Tomeo and Jack Schwartz.
"Nothing pleased me more today than the number of voters who turned out to express their feelings," said Trustee Andrew Kaplan.
Voting took place in the Elwood Middle School from 2-10 p.m.
Read more coverage on Northport Patch Wednesday.