Budget and Voting Information

  • Board of Education Candidates

    Voters will elect one member to the Board of Education for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2024, and expiring on June 30, 2029 to succeed Sean Turner. For more information, please contact Rosalie Smith at rsmith@avocacsd.org.

Board Candidate Name

  • Public Hearing on the Budget & Meet the Candidate - May 14, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 137.

    Budget Vote - May 21, 2024

    On Tuesday, May 21, residents of the Avoca Central School District will decide on a proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year. Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. at the Avoca School Bus Garage. 

  • To vote in the May 21 School Budget Vote by absentee ballot, qualified individuals must complete an Absentee Ballot.

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?