Budget and Voting Information

  • Budget Vote & Election Results May 16, 2023

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

    Below are the results from the Avoca Central School Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election. 





    Proposition I Budget




    Proposition II Vehicle Purchase




    Proposition III Transportation  Reserve Fund




    Board of Education – 5 Year

    Terry Belanger




    Kevin Payne


    Kevin Devine


    Carl Dockstader


    Gregory L. Fox




    Andrew Dgien


  • Board of Education Candidates

    Voters will elect one member to the Board of Education for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2023, and expiring on June 30, 2028 to succeed Tawyna Hughes. For more information, please contact Rosalie Smith at rsmith@avocacsd.org.

Terry Belanger

  • Terry B
    Terry Belanger is running for his first term on the Board of Education. He and his wife, Stacy, have lived in the Avoca Central School District for 23 years. They have two children, Erika and Ryan. Terry is a store manager for Tops Markets. He has more than 30 years of professional management and leadership experience.
  • Budget Vote - May 16, 2023

    On Tuesday, May 16, residents of the Avoca Central School District will decide on a proposed budget for the 2023-24 school year. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Avoca School Bus Garage. This proposal carries a 1% tax levy increase.

  • 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 16 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?

  • Why is the district proposing to raise the tax levy?

  • How could STAR reduce my school taxes?

  • Are taxpayers’ STAR savings factored into the budget?

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

  • What happens if the budget is defeated?

  • What are BOCES services and BOCES aid?

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

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