WESTBROOK — Residents today voted 780-321 to approve the Westbrook School Department’s $30.7 million budget.

Elected officials cut about $3 million from the 2011-2012 budget initially proposed by former Superintendent Reza Namin.

The cuts included the elimination of 42 positions, which resulted in 19 layoffs. Many people kept their jobs because other teachers opted to retire.

Earlier this year, officials said they were considering cutting as many as 80 positions in order to keep the tax rate down.

Together, the school budget and $24.3 million municipal budget will raise taxes by about 4 percent.