May 2023 Budget Vote/Propositions and Board Election Information

Budget Public Hearing:
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Board Building, 165 Charles Street, Painted Post, NY 14870, Main Conference Room

Vote/Election Day:
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Hours: Polls Open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Locations: Find where you vote via the Online Voter Information Portal - For a list of poll locations, you can also click here.

Board of Education Candidates:

(Candidates were invited by the Corning Teachers' Association to submit a brief biography. Candidates who submitted biographies to-date have a link next to their name where you can read it)

James Webb Click for Bio

Janelle Meteer Click for Bio

A. Boh Ruffin Click for Bio

The annual Corning-Painted Post Area School District Budget Vote and School Board

The proposed budget for 2023-24 is $130,903,114, which is a 6.56 percent budget-to-budget increase from 2022-23. This proposal will result in a 3.89 percent tax levy increase, which is within the state-assigned tax cap. The estimated full value tax rate will be $21.93. This number is subject to change based on finalized assessment rolls.

In addition to voting on the proposed budget, residents also will have the opportunity to vote on the purchase of school buses and establishment of a capital reserve fund. Finally, voters will elect three members to the Board of Education. The complete slate of candidates is not available yet. Visit this page again after April 27, 2023 for a list of the declared school board candidates.

Capital Reserve Q and A

What is a capital reserve fund?

A capital reserve fund allows the district to set aside money for future construction projects and improvements of facilities. It can be likened to a savings account, and the fund cannot be established without voter approval. The fund also cannot be spent without voter approval.

Where does the money for the capital reserve fund come from?

Money would be added to the capital reserve fund if there are excess funds left at the end of the fiscal year. If there is no excess, then no money is added to the capital reserve fund.

Why establish a capital reserve fund now?

The current capital reserve fund is expiring this year. The fund can only be reestablished with voter approval, therefore needs to be placed on a ballot. Being able to use a capital reserve fund means the district can pay for a project or part of a project with cash. Not having to borrow money not only keeps the district’s long term debt lower, but it also saves the cost of paying interest payments.

Have additional questions about a capital reserve fund?

Please contact Paul Webster, School Business Official, (607) 936-3704, ext. 1036.

Voter Information FAQ/Links:

Am I registered to vote?
Look up if you're registered to vote via the Online Voter Information Portal

Where do I vote?
Find where you vote via the Online Voter Information Portal

For a list of poll locations, you can also click here.

What if I am not registered?
You can register at our Registration Day. A qualified voter is a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age and a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

How do I obtain an Absentee Ballot?Application must be received by the District Clerk at least 7 days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.
Click here an Application


District Clerk (Voting Information)
Karen Dutcher: (607) 936-3704 ext. 1001
Email the District Clerk

School Business Official (Budget Information)
Paul Webster: (607) 936-3704 ext. 1036
Email the School Business Official

What am I voting on?

Budget and Propositions; Board Candidates

Click for the Budget Document

Click to download the Budget Newsletter that was mailed to all residents

Library Proposition: Visit this page hosted by the Southeast Steuben County Library for information

On the Ballot:


Proposition No. 1 – Annual Budget

Shall the annual budget of the Corning City School District for the fiscal year 2023-2024 in the amount of $130,903,114, be adopted?

 Proposition No. 2 – Purchase of Buses and Vehicles

Shall the Bond Resolution of the City School District of the City of Corning, New York, entitled: “Bond Resolution of the City School District of the City of Corning, New York adopted March 15, 2023, authorizing the acquisition of various school buses and vehicles; stating the estimated total cost thereof is $845,000; appropriating said amount therefor; and authorizing the issuance of $845,000 serial bonds of said District to finance said appropriation,” be approved?

Proposition No. 3 – Establishment of General Capital Reserve Fund

“Shall the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Corning, Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung Counties, New York be authorized and directed to establish a reserve fund pursuant to Education Law Section 3651 to be known as the “General Capital Reserve Fund”, for the purpose of financing, in whole or in part, additions, alterations, renovations or other improvements to existing District’s buildings and facilities, including the acquisition and installation of machinery, equipment, apparatus or furnishings required for the purposes of such buildings and facilities and playgrounds, athletic fields, recreation areas, parking areas, roadways, sidewalks and other site improvements connected to such buildings and facilities with the ultimate amount of such reserve fund not exceeding ten million dollars ($10,000,000), plus any accrued earnings on amounts deposited in such reserve fund, the probable existence of said reserve fund being ten (10) years, but said reserve fund to continue in existence for its stated purpose until liquidated in accordance with the Education Law, and the sources from which funds shall be obtained for said reserve fund being (a) current and future unappropriated fund balances from the General Fund of the District, as directed by the Board of Education, (b) appropriations authorized by the voters from time to time, (c) fund balances transferred from other reserve funds of the District as may be authorized by the Board of Education or by the voters of the District from time to time in accordance with applicable State law, and (d) state aid, as directed by the Board of Education from time to time; and (e) transfer to said capital reserve fund the entire balance on deposit in said District’s existing General Capital Reserve Fund established pursuant to Education Law Section 3651 pursuant to a proposition approved by the qualified voters of said District on September 18, 2013.”

 Proposition No. 4 – Southeast Steuben County Library Section 259 Vote

“Shall the sum of ($911,119) Nine Hundred and Eleven Thousand One Hundred and Nineteen Dollars be raised by annual levy of a tax upon the taxable property within the Corning-Painted Post Area School District for the purpose of funding the Southeast Steuben County Library, be approved?”

 Board Member Election

Voters will elect three (3) members of the Board of Education: the three candidates with the highest number of votes will each serve a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2023 and expiring on June 30, 2026.