Information about the school budget
Building a School Budget for the
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
→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
• 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
2016-17 Budget News
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,