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Voters Approve Chester Union Free School District Budget, Safety Capital Project, Transfer of Maple Avenue Building to Orange County

Voters approved a $36,503,854 budget for the Chester Union Free School District’s 2024-2025 school year by an unofficial 334-108 vote today. 

Voters also approved a districtwide safety improvement capital project proposition by an unofficial 329-111 vote. The capital project will implement a school district safety improvement program consisting of door and transactional area construction at Chester Elementary School, construction of transactional area at Chester Academy and districtwide security upgrades, other improvements and related expenses at a total maximum cost of $1,867,000.

In addition, voters approved a Maple Avenue Building proposition by an unofficial 402-44 vote. This approval gives the district the authority to transfer ownership and operation of the Maple Avenue building property to Orange County. The district will maintain ownership and use of the 1965 gym and athletic fields.

Lastly, two candidates were elected to the Board of Education – Lisa Hines-Johnson and Rosalie Pena. 

“Thank you to the Chester community for your support of our 2024-2025 school budget and propositions,” said Superintendent Catherine O’Hara. “We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to support our students and the vision for the district’s future.”

Results will be certified and made official on Wednesday.