Voting turnout was light Tuesday at the Auburn Senior Center. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

AUBURN — Residents passed a $59.1 million school budget and authorized the city to accept $4.6 million in additional state funding to clean up hazardous waste in the demolition of Edward Little High School on Tuesday.

The school budget was approved by a vote of 776-168, and the special municipal referendum passed 768-172.

The approved budget will raise the property tax rate by 29 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or an estimated $58 on a property valued at $200,000. Including the increase, residents would pay roughly $1,822 in school tax this upcoming fiscal year for a similarly valued property.

The extra state funding will be used to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs, from the old Edward Little High School on Harris Street. The new high school is planned to open in late summer.

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