The $15,403,204 Alden school budget was approved Wednesday, with the bulk of the budget passing by only 18 votes.
The basic budget of $14,944,034 drew 420 yes and 402 no votes; $71,893 for sports was approved 446-368; $313,192 for transportation passed, 518-299; and $74,085 for equipment was approved, 461-354.
The tax levy will rise 15 percent under the budget. Tax rates will be set this summer.
Incumbent Trustee Dennis O'Grady was elected without opposition.