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Proposed 2022-23 school budget carries a 0% tax levy increase

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.

 

Once again, the proposed school budget carries a 0% tax levy increase. If approved, the budget would increase spending by $134,502, or 0.96%, from the current year. The increase in spending is largely a result of contractual expenses and costs associated with BOCES educational services.

 

“With inflation and the cost of living increasing, it’s imperative that we keep this in the forefront of all decisions being made about next year’s school budget,” says Superintendent Stephen Saxton. “We don’t want to take anything away from our quality academic programming, but we also want to be sensitive to what our community can support. Through careful planning, we were able to achieve both of these goals and hold our tax levy steady.”

 

The proposed 0% increase in the tax levy (the total amount of money the district can raise through property taxes) is $83,693 below the district’s maximum allowable levy calculation, as defined by the state’s tax levy limit law. As a result, the budget can be approved by a simple majority (50% plus one).



Find out more about the 2022-23 Avoca School Budget here