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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Board now accepting letters of insterest to fill vacancy

Fort Plain board member steps down

Board now accepting letters of interest to fill vacancy

June 16, 2015 – At its Wednesday, June 10th meeting, the Fort Plain Board of Education announced that it will accept letters of interest until June 25 from qualified community members who want to be considered to fill the vacancy of Board Member Rusty Capece. Capece vacated his seat on the board effective immediately for personal reasons.

“On behalf of the board of education, I want to thank Rusty for his years of service and commitment to our students,” said Superintendent Douglas Burton. “Being a board member is a big commitment but also a great opportunity to help shape the quality of our school system and the education of our children.”

The board of education is now accepting letters of interest from district residents who want to be considered to serve on the board for the remainder of the vacant term, which expires on June 30, 2016. Read more

Letters of interest should include information about who you are, your connection to the school district and the community, and why you are interested in becoming a member of the Fort Plain Board of Education.

All letters must be submitted to District Clerk Becky Smith, Fort Plain CSD, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, NY, 13339, no later than June 25, 2015.

Additional information

The Fort Plain Board of Education is composed of seven non-paid members who serve three-year terms. Members are elected by the voters in the district to establish policy and govern the schools.
State law requires that school board candidates must be at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the school district and able to read and write. They must also be residents of Fort Plain Central School District continuously for one year prior. They cannot be employed by the board on which they serve nor live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board.