A majority of voters in the five towns that belong to School Administrative District 6 approved a $42.3 million budget during Tuesday’s school budget validation vote.

Buxton, Hollis, Standish and Frye Island voters overwhelmingly approved the budget, with Limington, by a margin of 63-56, the only town opposed.

Superintendent Suzanne Lukas in an on-line budget message that was posted on SAD 6’s website said the budget, which takes effect July 1, would eliminate 16 positions through attrition. Seven of those jobs would be teaching positions.

The budget will also result in tax increases for all the towns except Frye Island, Lukas said.

Voters in Buxton voted to approve the school budget by a margin of 676 to 414, but rejected – by just 10 votes – a proposal to enter into a one year lease agreement with SAD 6.

Buxton, at a cost of $1, would have been allowed to use the vacant Hanson School as a Community Center, if voters had approved the arrangement.

Buxton voters were also being asked to elect two selectmen from a field of seven candidates. Those results were unavailable.