Capital project vote on Feb. 2; proposed improvements to have no tax impact
Dear Gates Chili School Community,
Building brighter futures for our students begins with Gates Chili facilities. Our facilities are a point of pride for our community. We take seriously our commitment to provide the safest and most comfortable building environment possible for our staff and students. These facilities set the stage for all the great learning and activities that take place in our district.
To honor this commitment, our administration and Board of Education have been working with district stakeholders, as well as our architects and construction management firm, to plan for the best strategic investments in these facilities. The long-term future of our learning community is dependent upon your support.
On Feb. 2, we are asking our community to vote on our next proposed capital project. The scope of the work includes upgrades, improvements, and routine maintenance at Florence Brasser Elementary School, Gates Chili High School, Gates Chili Middle School, and the Gates Chili Administration Building, which would become a Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Center.
Additionally, a Building Condition Survey completed by our architects this year identified many items at these sites that are in need of repair, replacement, safety upgrades and better accessibility for people with disabilities.
This proposed capital project will be funded by capital reserve funds and state aid. Thus, we anticipate it will have no additional tax impact or increase.
We invite eligible community members to take part in the vote on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gates Chili High School Field House. Please take a moment to review the information in special edition newsletter mailed to district residents, review the information on this website and/or attend the public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Gates Chili High School in the Library Mezzanine.
By working together, we can build a brighter future for our students. We hope to see you on Feb. 2 for the community vote!
Christopher J. Dailey
Superintendent of Schools
Mitchell J. Ball, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Business
Board of Education President
Christine Brown Richards, Ed.D.
Board of Education Vice President