News Blast March 2008

Chappaqua Schools News Blast March 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 Operating Budget

Over the next month, the Chappaqua Board of Education will be reviewing the Superintendent's Proposed Budget for the 2008-09 school year. The proposed budget increase of 5.25% supports all of the district's existing programs plus funding for new technology and facilities improvements.

In addition to the Board of Education meetings, Board members, Superintendent David Fleishman , and Assistant Superintendent for Business John Chow, will be participating in PTA budget coffees for parents and community members. These informal coffees are an excellent way in which to become more familiar with the educational programs and budget priorities in the district.

Remaining Board Budget Meeting Dates & Presentation Topics:

March 18

Special Education, Athletics

April 1

General Support, Undistributed, Transportation, Five-Year Plan

April 8


April 15

Adoption of the proposed budget

May 6

Public Hearing

May 20

Vote on school and library budget and Board members

Budget Coffees:

March 19

9:30 a.m. Bell Middle School

April 10

9:30 a.m. Grafflin (Joint elementary)

April 11

9:30 a.m. Seven Bridges

April 14

9:30 a.m. Horace Greeley

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