The Woodbridge School District’s second attempt to pass a tax referendum is successful.
District residents approved a tax hike that adds $950,000 to the Woodbridge operating budget by a 271 vote margin.
The unofficial vote total was 1313 in favor and 1042 against.
Voters rejected the exact same proposal in March by 113 votes.
District officials argues the additional funding is desperately needed to cover increased operating costs, including transportation, additional utility costs, security enhancements and salary increases.
The tax increase will cost the average Woodbridge homeowner in Sussex County another $70 annually, while the average homeowner in Kent County will pay $84 more each year.