Budget and Voting Information

  • Budget Vote & Election Results May 17, 2022

    All of the budget propositions passed and Donald Rodbourn was elected to the Board of Education. Thank you Avoca community!





    Proposition I Budget




    Proposition II Vehicle Purchase




    Proposition III Capital Reserve Fund




    Board of Education – 5 Year

    Donald Rodbourn



    Colleen Gelder



    Michael Stowe


    Chuck Houser



    Sharron Hurd


    Donald Rodbourn


  • Board of Education Candidates

    Voters will elect one member to the Board of Education for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2022, and expiring on June 30, 2027. The candidates on the ballot are Donald Rodbourn and Colleen Gelder.

Donald Rodbourn

  • Mr. Rodbourn
    Years in Avoca District:  55
    Wife - Kelly Rodbourn
    Anthony Rodbourn, Cortney Voss, Zachary Rodbourn
    Tucker Rodbourn, Augustus Rodbourn, Harlow Voss, Callen Rodbourn
    Educational Background:
    Avoca Central School Graduate Class of 1982
    New York State Police Academy
    Certified National and New York State Fire Investigator
    Present Occupation & Employer: Retired New York State Police 32 1/2 years of service
    Community Service past and present:
    Past -   
    Avoca Volunteer Fire Department - retired 25 plus years service
    Howard Volunteer Fire Department 
    Avoca Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    Avoca Youth Council
    Coordinator Avoca Summer Youth Sports
    Little League Baseball Coach
    Cinderella Softball Coach
    Avoca Central School Coach:
    Boys Modified Basketball, Boys Junior Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball, Assistant Boys Modified Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer, Boys Modified Baseball, Assistant Boys Varsity Baseball, Assistant Girls Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Soccer 
    Family Life Ministries (YFC) Coach: Flag Football, Basketball, Indoor Hockey, Softball Umpire
    Present - Town of Avoca Planning Board
    Assistant Youth Soccer Coach
  • Don't forget to vote, May 17

    On Tuesday, May 17, residents of the Avoca Central School District will decide on a $14,124,734 proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Avoca School Bus Garage. This proposal once again carries a 0% tax levy increase.

Colleen Gelder

  • GelderYears in Avoca District:  22

    Children: Isabelle Button 9th grade, Carter Button 7th grade

    Employment: Steuben County Community Services since 2007

    Community Activity: My participation in the Community started soon after our daughter Isabelle began Pre-School in Avoca through Pro-Action’s Head Start program.  During her preschool year, I became a member of Head Start’s Policy Council.

    Throughout the year’s I have taken part in different parent and community committees at the school including the Shared Decision-Making Committee and the Athletic Director Interview Committee.   In addition, I have been an active member of the Avoca Sport’s Boosters Program since 2013, having served as both the President and Secretary. 

    Doug and I have been volunteer coaches for both the baseball and summer soccer programs.  In 2015 I became an active member of the Avoca United Futsal Club, being elected to the board in 2016, and holding the Presidency since 2019.

  • Absentee Ballot Acceptable for COVID-19 Concerns

    Please note, a COVID-19 concern is a valid reason for requesting an absentee ballot this year and falls under the “illness” category for why an individual is requesting an absentee ballot. To vote in the May 17 School Budget Vote by absentee ballot, qualified individuals must complete an Absentee Ballot Application

Q & A

  • Listed below are answers to some commonly asked questions regarding school budgets. 

  • What is the difference between the tax levy and tax rate?

  • What is an equalization rate?

  • What is the tax levy limit, or tax cap?

  • How would the proposed budget affect my taxes? Is it within the cap?

  • What happens if the budget is defeated?

  • What would be cut under a contingent budget for 2022-23?

  • What is a “fund balance” and how does it help offset the amount of my school taxes?

  • How could STAR reduce my school taxes?

  • Are taxpayers’ STAR savings factored into the budget?

  • What are BOCES services and BOCES aid?

  • Why do salaries and benefits comprise so much of the budget?

  • What is the Capital Reserve Fund that voters are being asked to authorize?