Murray School District voters approved a 2-mill property tax increase that district officials have promised will be tied to students' academic performance.

The leeway tax will bring in an estimated $360,000 in additional money to the district, which would use the money to reduce class sizes, hire additional counselors for elementary and secondary schools and maintain competitive salaries for district employees.The tax will translate to about $17 per year on a $17,000 home, district officials said.

School board incumbents Bruce R. Cutler and Laura S. Baker, and newcomer D. Earl Townsend, were unopposed.