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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Voters approve 2015-16 Fort Plain budget

Fort Plain Central School District residents voted in support of the district’s 2015-16 school budget Tuesday by a vote of 176 to 25. The approved $19 million plan calls for a year-to-year spending increase of 1.06 percent and carries a 0 percent tax levy increase.

“I’d like to thank all of our residents who came to the polls and voted,” said Superintendent Douglas C. Burton.

“This year’s budget a good example of keeping costs down in the district and working to maintain, and even to moderately increase,  program opportunities for our students.”

Under the approved plan, the district will add a special education teacher, a new agribusiness teacher, and increases part-time positions to full-time for the elementary art teacher and for the Family Peer Advocate position.

To maintain the tax levy at 0 percent increase, the budget will use $950,000 from the fund balance.

Also on the ballot:

During the vote on Tuesday, May 19, residents also elected two Board of Education members, approved a school bus proposition.

Board of Education: Voters elected two board members on Tuesday. Incumbent Jami L. Stevens received 169 votes and Incumbent Mary Beth Hudyncia received 170.
School bus proposition: Residents approved a school bus proposition by a vote of 163 to 34. The proposition allows the district to purchase two vehicles (one full-size bus and one vehicle) at a total cost not to exceed $160,000. The money comes from Fort Plain's bus/transportation reserve fund approved by voters in 2013 and there is no effect on local taxes.

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