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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Information about the school budget

Building a School Budget for the Future

Developing the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Fort Plain Board of Education and district and school leaders. On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members. Visit this Web page throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process.


2016-17 Budget Development News

During the 2016-17 school year, Fort Plain Central School District is operating on a $19.5 budget that was approved by voters May 17, 2016.

Voters approve 2016-17 Fort Plain budget

Fort Plain Central School District residents voted in support of the district’s 2016-17 school budget Tuesday by a vote of 173 to 31. The approved $19.5 million plan calls for a 2.68 percent increase over the 2015-16 spending plan, but carries no increase in the tax levy.

“I’d like to thank all of our residents who participated in this year's vote,” said Superintendent David Ziskin.

Also on the ballot:
• Board of Education: Voters re-elected two board members. Ronald F. Kardash received 176 votes and L. Joseph Bartholomew received 170.

• School vehicle proposition: Residents approved a school vehicle proposition by a vote of to 158 to 45. The proposition allows the district to purchase school vehicles at a total cost not to exceed $250,000. The money comes from Fort Plain's bus/transportation reserve fund approved by voters in 2013 and there is no impact on local taxes.

2016-17 Budget News

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School Taxes

School property tax rates are set in August for the upcoming school year. Tax rates are based on the total tax levy in the voter-approved school budget, the state-determined equalization rates, and assessment rolls for each town.

School property taxes are due Oct. 31 each year. Payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than Oct. 31. View your tax bill.

For more information about STAR exemptions, visit the STAR website.


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