By a wide margin June 13, voters approved a nearly $3.1 million school budget.

Voters approved the $3,073,317 budget 119 in favor to 11 opposed, according to results from the town.

The budget represents a 1.6-percent increase over the current year’s budget, which Superintendent Judy Lucarelli attributed to hiring an eighth-grade teacher, the first principle payment on the school renovation bond, and increases in insurance rates.

The district also had its state subsidy decreased to about $57,000 from $76,000.

Included in the school budget warrant was an article that allows the school committee to use any additional state funds the district receives after its budget is approved. That money could be used to cover an unanticipated expense, Lucarelli said, or carried forward into the next year to be used to offset taxes, according to previously published reports.