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LWVS Scarsdale School Facilities Bond Study

Goals of League Study

In June 2017 the League Board approved the formation of a LWVS School Facilities Bond Study Committee with the following goals:

  • To provide League membership with the informed perspective needed to evaluate the District's Facilities Bond proposal and to participate in a League consensus meeting;
  • To inform League members about opportunities for public engagement in the school facilities bond proposal decision-making process; and
  • To provide relevant background and draft questions for the League Board to consider sending to the School Board & Administration in preparation for a public information meeting, and to draft League consensus meeting discussion questions.

League Study Committee Research

The Committee has since been gathering information on the proposed projects and scope of the bond, with a focus on three main study areas: (1) Educational value; (2) Costs/fiscal responsibility; and (3) The process for community engagement and input.

Members of the Study Committee have attended all public meetings on the proposed school bond since May 2017 and have also reviewed all District 2017 Bond Planning documents and related School Board meeting videos dating back to the start of the bond process in 2014.

League Questions and Statements at Public Meetings on the Proposed School Bond

  • The Committee has raised numerous clarifying questions on the proposed school bond at public meetings. View our questions
  • On July 6, 2017, the Committee addressed the Board of Education with a statement regarding the League study process. Read our statement
  • On September 25, 2017, the League Board issued a statement to the Board of Education regarding the District's bond process and community input. Read the League Board statement

District Administration Responses to LWVS Study Committee Questions

Local Media Coverage

Fall Community Book Discussion

League of Women Voters of Scarsdale

How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
By Linda Hirshman
(Harpers, 2015)

Please join us to share thoughts on this New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller
and NPR Best Book of 2015

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 10 Richbell Road

Please Bring a Brown Bag Lunch - Beverages & Dessert will be served

Excerpts from Reviews:

For anyone interested in the court, women's history or both, the story of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, their separate routes to the Supreme Court and what they accomplished during the more than 12 years they spent together is irresistible. NY TIMES 9/20/15

The stories Hirshman tells, though not novel, are masterfully strung together to create a compelling narrative of Ginsburg and O'Connor's lives. And they are told in a manner extremely accessible for non-lawyers, describing background principles of the law in an easy-to-understand way. Oxonian Review 10/26/15

Add to Calendar 11/28/2017 11:00 AM 11/27/2017 1:00 PM America/New_York LWVS Community Book Discussion 10 Richbell Rd. Scarsdale, NY