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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Adult Education and Programs


     Periodically, the district offers a variety of courses and programs for community members taught by local experts. For updates on courses, times, cost, and how to register, check this page, or the district newsletter.

Fitness Center now open

       The Fitness Center, located in the Jr./Sr. High School,  hosted an open house on Jan. 3 and 4. Community members toured the new facility, received training in the use of the equipment, and registered for center membership. Hours of operation and a fee schedule.

Fort Plain Pacers walking program   

       The 4th annual kickoff for the Pacers took place on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

           MVP Healthcare is a co-sponsor of the Pacers program again this year. MVP's Kristine Lindahl will lead the group in strength and balance exercises. There will be giveaways including pedometers and dynabands plus light refreshments. All are welcome.

          Want to join?  Come to Harry Hoag weekday evenings Monday - Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and sign up with any of the program staff. The program  runs from November to April. If you haven't walked at the school in awhile, take this opportunity to get back in the exercise habit.

     The Pacers program began in 2007 as a year-round way for Fort Plain area people to improve their health by incorporating walking into their daily lives.           

       For more information, contact Superintendent of Schools Douglas Burton at (518) 993-4000, or Sue Manclow, Pacers Kiosk Staff Member (518) 993-2800.

G.E.D. HOME STUDY ( HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy and Corrections Education)

     These programs are designed for working adults who cannot attend classes as scheduled and for those with transportation, childcare, and mobility challenges. Students record scheduled programming from the local PBS affiliate, WMHT; use print materials; and use World Wide Web resources to aid their study program.

     Certified teachers provide guidance through telephone contact, personal interaction, and homework packages designed for each student and exchanged at HFM BOCES and other locations. These programs are free and available only to adults 21 and older. Students are responsible for buying books.

     For more information, call 736-4340. Voice mail is available after traditional hours. Leave name, address, age and phone number on voice mail.


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