Voters across the state approved over 98% of school district budgets on Tuesday.

That's according to the New York State School Boards Association.

They say initial statewide results show budgets passed in 652 school districts, while 11 budgets went down to defeat.

“School districts received a much-deserved pat-on-the-back from voters for their efforts to trim budgets and still maintain momentum on raising academic standards for students,” said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer.

“Low tax levy increases buoyed by a healthy state aid increase in many districts helped drive success at the polls.”

Residents of the Rome School District voted down a budget proposal by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.