Img_5306Belinda Dark signs in to vote at the Evergreen Terrace Community Room yesterday afternoon.

Monmouth County voters approved school budgets in 74 percent of districts in yesterday’s board elections, the Asbury Park Press reports today.

Out of 54 budgets, 40 were approved, the highest rate of approval in the county in seven years, the Press said. It was also a six percentage point improvement over last year’s results.

The Red Bank district’s $11.6 million budget passed by just a hair: 173 to 170.

Out of 6,051 registered voters, just 343 votes were cast.

The vote tally for the three unopposed candidates:

Rosemarie Kopka 240

Janet Jones 244

Peter Noble 253

Official results are due out from the Monouth County Clerk’s office next Tuesday.

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