Budget and Voting Information

  • Budget Vote & Election Results May 21, 2024

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







    Proposition I Budget




    Proposition II Vehicle Purchase




    Board of Education – 5 Year

    Shane Slayton




    Pam Robords


  • 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.

Shane Slayton

  • Shane Slayton
    Shane Slayton is running for his first term on the Board of Education. He and his wife, Erin, have lived in the Avoca Central School District for 15 years. They have six children in school ranging from first to ninth grade.
    Shane, a 2002 Avoca School Distict graduate and a 2009 graduate of Keuka College, is a farmer for Slayton Family Farms. He also is an Iraq War veteran, a member of the Town of Howard Planning Board, a member of the Trustee Board of the First Baptist Church of Avoca, a former president of the Steuben County Farm Bureau, and a former Avoca Central School girls basketball coach.
  • 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. 

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 would be cut under a contingent budget?

  • What are BOCES services and BOCES aid?

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