Proposition 2 - Security Vestibules at DG / RB / WO / BS / SB
This proposition will address safety and security issues at the 3 elementary and 2 middle schools--specifically, certain alteration, reconstruction, and improvements including but not limited to building access/entrance renovations and reconstruction, installation, repair and upgrades of building access controls and security measures.
Each elementary and middle school will have a security vestibule with two sets of locked doors with shatter-resistant glass. Visitors would first be “buzzed” into a holding area where they would engage with security personnel and produce identification. Upon further vetting, visitors would then be buzzed past the second set of locked doors with bullet-resistant glass in order to enter into the school.
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School
Roaring Brook Elementary School
Westorchard Elementary School
Seven Bridges Middle School
Robert E. Bell Middle School
(with front wheelchair access)
Artist Rendering - Wheelchair Access
Robert E. Bell Middle School
Frequently Asked Questions. . .
Q: How will this proposition be funded?
A: At a maximum expenditure of $1,350,000, the District is seeking voter approval to transfer the amount up to $1,350,000 from the Unassigned Fund Balance for the 2018-2019 school year to the capital fund to pay for the costs of such project.
Q: Will this proposition impact the proposed 2019-20 school budget, or future budgets?
A: No. This proposition will have no impact on the school budget in any way. It will not affect the final budget numbers; it will not affect the tax levy, and it will not affect the tax rates for District residents. No budget increase is called for in this proposition. The District is NOT seeking any additional monies by way of this proposition.
Q: How will Proposition 2 be worded on the ballot come May 21?
SAFTEY & SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
“Shall the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District, Westchester County, New York be authorized to perform certain safety and security alteration, reconstruction and improvements at the Robert E. Bell and Seven Bridges Middle Schools and Douglas Grafflin, Roaring Brook and Westorchard Elementary Schools, including but not limited to building access/entrance renovations and reconstruction, installation, repair and upgrades of building access controls and security measures, including incidental expenses, at a maximum expenditure of $1,350,000, with the amount of up to $1,350,000 to be transferred from the Unassigned Fund Balance for the 2018-2019 school year to the capital fund to pay for the costs of such project. No budget increase is called for in this proposition.”
Q: How can I get more information or ask a question?
A: Please contact John Chow, Assistant Superintendent of Business, at 914-238-7200 x1006 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.