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Chappaqua Voters To Decide On $118.2 Million School Budget Proposal

The Chappaqua school board voted to adopt the proposed 2016-17 school budget of $118,225,288 on April.
The Chappaqua school board voted to adopt the proposed 2016-17 school budget of $118,225,288 on April. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Chappaqua Central School District voters will decide on Tuesday, May 17, whether to approve the proposed 2016-17

school budget.

The proposed school budget includes total spending of $118,225,288, which represents a $323,600, or 0.27 percent increase over the current budget.

There is no increase to the tax levy in the proposed budget, and since this budget is below the state mandated tax cap, eligible homeowners will receive a property tax rebate from New York state.

The Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education voted to adopt the proposal April 13.

The proposed 2016-2017 school budget will do the following:

  • Align personnel based on the District’s mission, the Board’s strategic questions, and administrative operating standards.
  • Strengthen the social/emotional/health supports for all students.
  • Continue to develop a digital learning environment that prepares students to live, learn and work in a globally networked society.
  • Expand professional development around teaching and learning practices related to innovative learning spaces.
  • Support 80 athletic teams at all levels of competition.
  • Adjust personnel to effectively manage enrollment at all schools.

Click here to view the 2016-17 school budget book and the January-April budget presentations made during Board of Education meetings.

Printed copies of the budget book will be available beginning Monday, April 25, at the main office of each school, the front desk at the Education Center, Town Hall, and the Chappaqua Public Library.

Voting is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Horace Greeley High School's gym.

Click here for voter registration and absentee ballot application information.

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