Board President William Casey said that oversight and auditing was important.
"We're the second largest employer in Saratoga County," he said. "I think we have a responsibility to the taxpayers that when we propose a budget, we can say to them that we're doing everything possible to make sure that these funds are spent appropriately."
Over half of the district's budget, almost $70 million, was spent on salaries. Another $28 million was spent on benefits.
The board also approved the 2007-08 tax levy, presented in a memo from Robinson to the board, which was passed by voters in May as part of the upcoming year's budget.
School taxes are set based on a combination of property assessments and state-assigned equalization rates, which aim to keep tax burdens proportional across district towns.
Clifton Park residents will see a 3.37 percent increase in school taxes this year, which is an increase of about $128 for the town's average assessed home. Halfmoon residents will pay 4.8 percent more this year, which is equal to an increase of $175 for the average homeowner.
The largest percent increase in taxes occurred for Ballston. The 9.63 percent increase represents an annual increase of $298 to the average Ballston homeowner in the district.
"While we experience growth, we see that our pace of growth is actually decreasing. But it's still a positive growth; if you see certain school districts, they're seeing negative values," Robinson said. "That additional growth helped offset the impact on the burden of individual taxpayers.""