Fort Plain and Canajoharie boards of education
continue to pursue shared services
The boards of education from Fort Plain and
Canajoharie Central Schools will continue to pursue shared services.
Leaders from both districts agreed to do so
following an endorsement from voters in Fort Plain who think the two
districts should merge.
In an exit poll during the school budget vote
on May 21, Fort Plain voters were also asked if the district should
pursue a merger with Canajoharie. A total of 92 voters (or 62
percent) agreed that the district should look into a merger.
Canajoharie did not conduct an exit poll.
The two districts currently share a food
services manager and will soon begin the transition to a central
business office along with the newly formed Oppenheim Ephratah-St.
Johnsville Central School District. Fort Plain and Canajoharie also
share sports programs such as swimming, wrestling, and
“Sharing services not only saves the districts
money in the long run, but can also give us opportunities to
possibly offer additional courses for students,” said Superintendent