The New Lebanon Central School District's $12,554,205 budget was approved by a vote of 149 (yes) to 12 (no) on May 17.

This budget represents a $120,546 decrease in spending over the current year's budget and will result in an estimated 0 percent tax rate increase for residents.

Residents also elected Timothy Lambert with 146 votes and Sharon Putnam with 149 votes to the Board of Education. Two write-in candidates are to be determined.