Buildings & Grounds
The Chappaqua Central School District's buildings — six schools, the administration building (The Education Center), and the "pole barn" maintenance building — are located on six sites encompassing 206 acres.
Joseph Gramando, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, oversees 59 staff members, most of whom work in the district buildings as cleaners and custodians. Seven maintenance and grounds workers maintain the school buildings.
In 2010 the department adopted a $12 million energy performance contract with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to reduce energy consumption. This involves the installation of solar and wind energy equipment, replacing old windows and doors, and installing new boilers and energy-efficient light fixtures. Johnson Controls guarantees that the work will pay for itself in energy savings over 18 years.
- Community Use of School Facilities
- Stormwater Management Program
- Lead Testing
- Pestiside Regulations
- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
- Parking Spaces & Curb Cuts
- CCSD Message Board -- Reserving Space
Please read Facility and Insurance Requirements and view the CCSD Calendar of Events prior to submitting a Facility Use Request
Stormwater Management Program Mission Statement
The Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) was adopted by the CCSD in 2008 to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations, pertaining to the control of stormwater discharges from the school district properties. Under Phase II Stormwater Regulations, a State permit, issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) requires the district to implement measurable goals to minimize pollutant runoff from stormwater discharges. The permit requires the district to demonstrate that continual progress is being made to reduce stormwater pollutant discharges over the duration of the three (3) permit, which ends on January 8, 2011. Consequently the district will be promoting public education and public participation and will be developing newsletters and fact sheets, as well as establishing stormwater focus groups comprised of students, teachers and administrators. For further details on the Phase II Stormwater Regulations, please refer to the SWMP (available here soon).
Permit Year MS4PY7
- #1 SWMP Record Keeping Requirements, November 2016
- #2 Water Conservation and Stormwater Management, January 2017
- #3 Construction Activity Permit No. GP-0-15-002 Effective Date: January 29, 2015 Expiration Date: January 28, 2020, April 2017
- #4 Protection of Your Watershed, April 2017
- #5 The Excessive Nutrient Problem and Solutions, April 2017
Permit Year MS4PY8
2017-18 School Year
Dear Parent, Guardian, and School Staff Member:
New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to provide notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.
The Chappaqua Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:
- A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;
- Anti-microbial products;
- Non-volatile rodenticides in tamper-resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
- Non-volatile insecticidal baits in tamper-resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
- Silica gels and other non-volatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
- Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
- The application of EPA designated exempt biopesticides;
- The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
- The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.
It should be noted that CCSD has not used materials that require a 48-hour notification period for nearly ten years.
In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.
If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, or for further information, please click HERE to complete the request form and return it to Joseph Gramando, Chappaqua Central School District Pesticide Representative, P.O. Box 21, Chappaqua, NY 10514; Telephone: (914) 238-7210 x1201; Fax: (914) 238-7887.
2017-18 School Year
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff & Students:
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), a provision of the Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed by Congress in 1986. AHERA requires local educational agencies to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building material and prepare management plans that make recommendations for the reduction of asbestos hazards.
In accordance with the requirements of AHERA, Chappaqua Central School District is notifying all employees, building occupants and their legal guardians of the availability of the AHERA management plan for public review.
The AHERA Management Plan contains documentation of the initial AHERA inspection, 6 month periodic surveillances, triennial re-inspections, employee training and the Operations and Maintenance procedures.
The AHERA Management Plan and associated documents for District buildings are available for public review in each building Main Office and at the District office.
Questions regarding the AHERA Management Plan or this correspondence should be directed to the Chappaqua Central School District LEA Asbestos Designee, Joseph Gramando, Director of School Facilities, Operations & Maintenance at (914) 238-7210 x1201.
Joseph W. Gramando
Director, School Facilities, Operations & Maintenance
Date: August, 24, 2017
To: District Residents
From: Dr. Kusum Sinha, Compliance Officer for Section 504
Subject: Parking Spaces/Curb Cuts
This is to inform all District residents that there are handicapped parking spaces located in all school district parking areas. Curb cuts for wheel chair accessibility are also located in the parking areas of all classroom buildings.
Please note that both the handicapped parking spaces and curb cuts are clearly marked. No parking or stopping in front of the curb cuts is allowed, except by vehicles discharging or picking up handicapped individuals.
Reserving Space on the Chappaqua Central School District
(In front of the Education Center)
To make a reservation contact:
- Liisa Elsner, District Clerk
Chappaqua Central School District
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Specifications and Regulations:
- Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
- Reservations are restricted to New Castle based
non-profitorganization sponsored events held in the Chappaqua Central School District. Commercial operations or entities may not use the space.
- No more than two events may be advertised at the same time.
Priority will be given to sign requests submitted by school district affiliated groups when there are more than two requests for a time.
- Please note that no organization may reserve the space more than five times in the calendar year. Exceptions may be made if space is available.
- Signs must be four feet wide and two feet high and must be hung on the top and bottom cross pieces between the posts.
- Signs should be designed for ease of reading by motorists, with large clear letters and minimal text. They should be as attractive as possible.
- Signs may be posted for one week prior to the event. They must be removed by one week following the event. Failure to remove the sign may preclude the organization from future use of the message board.
- The District reserves the right to reject any message submitted. All decisions made by the District Clerk are final.
Click HERE for the Application Form