News Blast February 2008

Chappaqua Schools News Blast February 2008

NEWS BLAST is an electronically transmitted communication from the Chappaqua Central School District sent to subscribers of the district's K12 Alert system. Look for these Blasts throughout the school year to keep up-to-date with news and events around the district.

2008-09 Budget Planning Begins

On March 4, the Chappaqua Board of Education begins its public review of the district operating budget for the 2008-09 school year. Superintendent David Fleishman and Assistant Superintendent for Business John Chow have worked with building principals and district administrators over the winter to prepare a budget proposal for Board consideration.

The Board will review and analyze the proposed budget at a series of public meetings scheduled for March 4, 11, 18 and April 1 and 8. Board members will question the Superintendent and staff on various aspects of the preliminary budget including staffing, curriculum, and facilities.

At the April 15 public meeting, the Board will adopt the final budget for the 2008-09 school year. A printed copy will be available to the public on April 28 at the Education Center or the Chappaqua Library. In May, the Board will send a newsletter to all school district residents explaining the components of the adopted budget. A public hearing on the adopted budget will be held on May 6. The budget vote will occur on May 20 in the Horace Greeley High School Gym.

The Board invites public comment throughout the budget development process and encourages you to attend meetings or watch replays on NCCTV. Please check out the NCCTV website, for scheduled airings or streaming video. Thoughts or questions may be directed to

Budget Meetings Begin in March

Budget discussions will take place at the following Board of Education meetings. All meetings are held in the Seven Bridges lower commons and begin at 8:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

March 4:

Budget Overview and Staffing

March 11:

Curriculum, Technology

March 18:

Special Education, Athletics

April 1:

General Support, Undistributed, Transportation and Five-Year Plan

April 8:

Continuing Discussion/Revenues

April 15:

Board Adopts Proposed Budget

April 28:

Printed budget available

May 6:

Public Hearing

May 20:

Vote on school and library budget and Board members - 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Horace Greeley

Chappaqua Schools Not Affected By Recall from U.S. Department of Agriculture

On February 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ordered a recall of all beef products from the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company. Those meat products were sold to retail outlets and the Federal School Lunch Program. The Chappaqua School District participates in the Federal School Lunch Program and receives commodity items from the program but it did not receive any products from the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company. Therefore, the district is not affected by the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company beef recall.



Board of Education

Janet Benton, President
Jay Shapiro, Vice President
Robert Gursha
Jeffrey Mester
Susan Habermann

Voter Registration - Eligibility Requirements

  • District resident for 30 days
  • U.S. Citizen - 18 years of age or older
  • Must be registered to vote in either a general election or a school election

For more information, contact District Clerk Theresa Markley at 238-7225 or by e-mail at