2023 Budget Vote and Board Election

  • The 2023-24 School Budget Vote and Board Election is on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Gates Chili Field House located at 1 Spartan Way, Rochester, NY 14624.

    Results will be posted below at the conclusion of the election. 


  • We are pleased to share that Gates Chili Central School District voters approved the proposed budget for the 2023-24 school budget and three additional propositions, in addition to filling four Board of Education seats.

    More than 700 voters cast a ballot in the annual vote and election. Please see the voting results below.

    Proposition 1 (2023-24 School Budget)
    YES     613      pass
    NO       244

    Proposition 2 (Bus Purchases)
    YES     590      pass
    NO       264

    Proposition 3 (Establish Capital Reserve Fund)
    YES     632      pass
    NO       220

    Proposition 4 (Student Rep to BOE)
    YES     674      pass
    NO       182

    Board of Education (4 seats)
    Kathryn Davis (I)         565      earns a three-year term
    Catherine Coffee         492      earns a three-year term
    Michelle Jennings       481      earns a three-year term
    Robert Long (I)           462      earns a one-year term
    Linda Palmer               362
    Scott Bubel                  334
    Jahmar Elliott              313
    Ron DeSantis              1
    Ashli Dreher                1
    John Finnegan            1
    Donald J. Trump          1

    Thank you to all the Gates Chili community members who participated in the school budget vote and board election.

    For more information about the election and school budget, go to gateschili.org/vote.


  • Proposition 1:
    The school budget proposition authorizes the Gates Chili Central School District to spend $128,552,415 for school purposes during the 2023-24 fiscal year and to levy the necessary tax therefore.

    Proposition 2: This proposition authorizes the purchase of school buses at a total cost of no more than $1,929,330. New York State reimburses Gates Chili approximately 75% of the cost of bus purchases.

    Proposition 3: This proposition authorizes the creation of a capital reserve fund to finance reconstruction and improvement of school buildings and facilities. This fund shall not exceed $15,000,000 with a 10-year life.

    Proposition 4: This proposition authorizes a student to serve as an ex officio student member of the Gates Chili Board of Education.

    Board of Education Candidates: Residents will vote to fill three Board of Education seats for three-year terms and one Board of Education seat for a one-year term. Candidates, in ballot order, are: Kathryn Davis (incumbent), Linda Palmer, Scott Bubel, Robert Long (incumbent), Catherine Coffee (incumbent), Michelle Jennings and Jahmar Elliott.

  • Proposed budget information
  • Budget explained
  • Budget issue of the district newsletter
  • Bus purchases explained
  • Board candidate information
  • NYS School Budget Rules
  • Tax cap information
  • Voter information

  • If you have questions, please call the district clerk at 247-5050 ext. 12101.