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Douglas C. Burton

Superintendent of Schools

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Fort Plain, NY 13339



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Drama Club Auditions Nov. 18 & 19

The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Drama Club announces open auditions for the musical “Guys and Dolls.” Auditions will be held on Nov. 18 and 19, at the Canajoharie High School, at 6:30 each night.Auditions are open to students in 6th-12th grade. Students come prepared to both sing and do a dramatic reading. The format will be the same on both auditions nights, those auditioning can choose either night to attend.

For more information please contact Will Ryan at the Fort Plain Jr/Sr HS or Lauri Broady at 315-867-5234 or

The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Annual
Community Health & Wellness Fair

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The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair
will be held on Sat., April 18, 9:00 a.m. – noon, at the East Hill Elementary School in Canajoharie

Please join us for this exhibition of organizations and vendors working to promote a healthy diet and lifestyle. Plans include fitness demonstrations, massages, spinal screenings, cooking contest & demo, diabetic testing, facials, children’s activities, information & promotional booths for families, and more!

Contact or call Lauri Broady at 993-4000 #1003 for more information

NYSED: 'Teach more, test less'

 The New York State Education Department is encouraging school districts and BOCES to review their Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plans for opportunities to reduce testing at each grade level.

After two full years of APPR implementation, State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. directed the Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness to review plans and issue a "Teach More, Test Less: Testing Transparency Report" for each district and BOCES to help identify ways to "ensure the minimum assessments necessary are used to inform effective decision making at the classroom, school, district and BOCES level."

The report addresses the use of pre-assessments, multiple assessments and ways testing may be reduced using school-wide, BOCES-wide, group or team measures. Districts may choose to modify their APPR plans to cut back on the number of assessments used for each subject based on the information in the report.

Download the Fort Plain Central School District Teach More Test Less Testing Transparency Report here. (pdf)

FPCSD Board of Education votes to table Alternative Veterans Exemption discussion

During the Oct. 8 meeting, Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education voted to table the discussion on whether to offer a partial tax exemption to local veterans. (full story)

Special Education Department review

The New York State Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in Fort Plain Central School District during the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess the district's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

The review will be conducted by the SEQA Eastern Regional Office and will include representatives from the school district. The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and interviews. In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed. Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA Eastern Regional Office at (518) 686-6366 and/or by contacting Fort Plain Central School District at (518) 993-4000.

Is your emergency contact information up-to-date?

Fort Plain Central School District has contracted with Public School Notifications from One Call Now. This calling system will make it easy for school to quickly communicate with parents, teachers, staff and communities in the case of an emergency. Officials are still in the enrollment process and training, but parents are being asked to make sure their contact information is up-to-date with their most current telephone number. Please contact your child’s school secretary to make any necessary changes to your emergency contact information.

Fort Plain CSD Fitness Center opens to public Nov. 1

State-of-the-art facility available to residents

Fitness Center

The fitness center at the Jr. /Sr. High School will be open from 5:30-7:30 a.m. and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on school days beginning Nov. 1. Membership cost $20 a month for all residents and runs until Mar. 31.  (full story)

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity team

The Fort Plain Girls Varsity Volleyball team came in second place at the Voorheesville Tournament on Saturday, September 27.


Fort Plain CSD receives a $35,613 grant to manage school records

Fort Plain Fort Plain continues to seek alternative means for funding

Administrators were notified this week that Fort Plain Central School District has been awarded a $35,613 NYS Local Government Records Management grant. This grant will fund a more efficient way access to semi-active school files and a better way to handle requests for records.  (full story)

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks; more recently, cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed in New York. Fort Plain Central School District is providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness. (full story)

BOCES-led consortium wins $393,966 to review assessments

Fort Plain CSD one of fourteen districts included

A consortium of 14 school districts led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES has won $393,966 to review and improve student assessment practices. (full story)

Fort Plain among state grant recipients for full-day pre-kindergarten program

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, Aug. 11, that Fort Plain Central School District will receive up to $327,730 in grant money to fund a full-day pre-kindergarten program that will begin this September in the Harry Hoag Elementary building. (full story)

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