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School Budget Vote 2024-2025 (May 21st)

Budget Vote & Board Election Results

Dear Chappaqua Central School District Community,

The Chappaqua Central School District would like to inform our community that the school budget did not receive the required votes to pass. The district will discuss our next steps tomorrow night at our regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting.

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all of our community volunteers who facilitated the voting process with us throughout the day.

Below you will find the results of the CCSD and Chappaqua Public Library budget votes as well as the CCSD Board of Education and Chappaqua Library elections.


School Budget


Yes votes


No votes


Board of Education


Cailee Hwang


Kimberly Carey


Timothy McNamara


Chappaqua Library Budget  

Yes votes


No votes


Chappaqua Library Board  

Jennifer Fahey


Allyson Jacobs


Sean Maraynes



Board of Education Adopts Budget – Residents Vote on May 21, 2024

A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Chappaqua Central School District Community, 

Last evening the Board of Education voted to adopt the proposed 2024-2025 School Budget of $141,856,238, which represents a $3,559,952 increase over the current budget. This will increase the tax levy by 2.99%.

The adopted budget represents an approximately $504,000 decrease from the original budget presented to the Board of Education on January 10, 2024. We listened to the community and reduced the budget based on this feedback.

The budget presented still exceeds the tax cap, and will require passage by least 60% of those who vote. We anticipate our proposed tax levy increase will be lower than many comparable school districts in the region.

The whole budget is tailored to achieve several key objectives. These include reducing elementary class sizes, enriching our elective course selection, advancing our technological infrastructure, and addressing safety concerns voiced by both staff and community members. Our goal is to ensure every student benefits from an exceptional and holistic K-12 educational journey, while being mindful of the financial health of our district and our district families.

Click here to access the presentations shared during our Board of Education meetings and use our tax calculator below to see what your individual anticipated tax change would be under this budget. The budget book will be available on our website and in printed copy during the week of April 29th at the main office of each school, the front desk at the Education Center, the Town Hall, and the Chappaqua Public Library.

After the budget hearing on May 8th, there will be a series of opportunities for community members to speak with the district staff should they wish to receive additional information about the budget.

We encourage all community members to vote at the Annual Meeting (budget vote and election of Board members) on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 between 7am and 9pm in the gym at Horace Greeley High School. For voter registration, early voting, and absentee ballot application information, please visit our website here.


Christine Ackerman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools

View the Adopted Budget Presentation

Budget Q&A Opportunities

May 20th - 8pm - Webinar to Answer Your Budget Questions

May 18th - 10am to 12pm at the Chappaqua Farmers Market
May 16th - 5:00pm at Greeley
May 15th - 7:00pm at Bell
May 15th - 9:30am at Westorchard