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
2017-18 Proposed Budget and
Board Candidate Vote
will be held
Tuesday, May 16, 1:00-9:00 p.m.,
at the Harry Hoag Gymnasium
A Public Hearing on the 2017-18
will be held on May 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Budget Development News→
proposed budget goes before residents on May 16
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 - On Tuesday, May 16, residents of the Fort
Plain Central School District will vote on a proposed $19,890,000
budget for the 2017-18 school year. The Board of Education adopted
the budget proposal on Wednesday, April 12.
The proposed budget carries a 2 percent
spending increase with a 1.95 percent tax levy increase, which is
below the District’s calculated tax levy “cap” of 6.26 percent. A
simple majority of voters (more than 50 percent) is required for
“The priorities identified by the Board of
Education continue to guide budget development in the FPCSD,” said
Dr. David Ziskin, superintendent of schools.
* April 12, 2017 -
Instructional Budget will be presented during the Board of Education
Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
*2017-18 state budget includes $1.1 billion
education funding increase, preserves Foundation Aid formula
POSTED APRIL 10, 2017 - On Sunday, April 9,
New York lawmakers approved a 2017-18 state budget that calls for an
overall increase in education funding of $1.1 billion, or 4.4
Lawmakers enacted the budget nine days after
the April 1 state budget deadline, providing school district leaders
with critical state aid information as they finalize school budget
proposals for the 2017-18 school year. Voters will consider those
proposals during the statewide school budget vote day on Tuesday,
* Notice of Public Hearing and 2017-18 Budget Vote
POSTED MARCH 31, 2017 - A Public Hearing on the proposed 2017-18 Fort
Plain School District Budget for the 2017-2018 will be held in the
Jr. Sr. High School Auditorium on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. The
annual Budget Vote and Election will be held in Harry Hoag School
Gymnasium on Tuesday, May 16, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and
* March 31, 2017 -
LEGAL NOTICE (PDF)
* March 9, 2017 -
Transportation and Building & Grounds Budget will be presented
during the Board of Education Meeting.
Budget Development Archives
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.
Fort Plain Central School District residents voted in support of
the district’s 2016-17 school budget by a vote of 173 to
31. The approved
$19.5 million plan called for a 2.68 percent increase over the
2015-16 spending plan, but carried no increase in the tax levy.
• 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.
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,