Fort Plain Board of Education receives recommendations for three new
staff members for 2014-15 school year
As the Fort Plain Central School District
begins constructing its budget for the 2014-15 school year, the
Board of Education received recommendations from administrators
during its regular meeting on Jan. 8. to add three new staff members
for the 2014-15 school year.
The positions would allow students to take
more electives that were cut due to position reductions.
The first recommendation was for a new of
computer education/business education/technology education teacher
which would allow the school to provide more electives for the
students with disabilities, as well as regular education students,
and provide more computer skills instruction for elementary
Administrators also requested a special
“The elementary school needs to increase
AIS/RtI services at all grade levels - a special education position
would provide a full continuum of services for all and could provide
full AIS/RtI support,” Superintendent Douglas Burton wrote in a memo
to the board.
He said the addition of the teacher would
allow teachers assistants to focus on social studies and science
remediation, particularly in grades 4-6.
The final request was for a social studies
teacher in the high school. The memo stated that the new position
would allow more electives for regular education students, while
also helping with the Career Development and Occupational Studies
(CDOS) certificate requirements for students with disabilities.