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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

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Fort Plain, NY 13339



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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.

Fort Plain Principal received SLS Administrator of the Year Award

Administrator of the yearFort Plain Jr./Sr. High School Principal Deborah Larrabee was one of two area educators who, along with a school media specialist, were honored at the HFM BOCES 24th Annual School Library System Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Read more

Harry Hoag Students of the Month

Students of the Month AprilCongratulations to the Students of the Month for April: Special Areas- Cross Young(5th), Michael Dinehart Jr.(6th), Michael Spence(2nd), Trinetty Lanier(6th), McKanzie Marriott (4th), Jillian Ryerson (1st), Tucker Bailey (3rd), Mariah Aney (4th), and Michael Dinehart is not pictured.

Academic Recognition for 167 students

Academic RecognitionFort Plain High School's Academic Recognition Committee rewarded 167 students for being named to the Honor Roll and Principal's List for the third quarter. Each student received a certificate and a treat during their lunch period on Friday, Apr. 23. Congratulations to all of them for their hard work and diligence.

Here comes the sun

Fort Plain CSD expected to save more than $850,000 over the next 20 years by harnessing the power of the sun

solar panelsPosted April 20, 2016 - Fort Plain Central School District Superintendent David Ziskin proudly looked on as Fort Plain Board member Jeff Jones and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara flipped the switch yesterday on a new solar garden constructed off of Route 5, just west of Nelliston. The project will save the district more than $850,000 in power costs over the next 20 years — all while providing educational opportunities to students. Read more

Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School received Silver Medal ranking

Posted April 20, 2016 - Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff, and administration at Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School for receiving a Silver Medal ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks the best high schools in the country by assigning Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings. The rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School was ranked #202 in New York and #2,341 nationwide. One more thing to be proud of in the FPCSD! Read more

Harry Hoag Elementary Math-a-thon raises $2,115 for St. Jude Children's Hospital

Students and staff at Harry Hoag Elementary School recently participated in the St. Jude Math-a-thon, collecting more than $2,000 to help children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Read More

2016-17 state budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase, end to GEA

On Friday, April 1, New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. The state budget ends the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which has diverted billions of dollars from schools during the last seven years.  Read More

Pre-K applications available for pick up

GESD iconPrekindergarten applications will be available April 4, for the 2016-2017 school year. If your child turns 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2016, he/she is eligible to enroll in our full-day Prekindergarten Program. Contact the main office at Harry Hoag for more information.

Fort Plain senior, Travis Herringshaw, awarded elite scholarship

TravisFort Plain High School student Travis Herringshaw has been selected as a 2015 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship recipient. He is one of 657 students chosen for this honor, out of 13,264 applicants. Read more






Congratulations to the Jr./Sr. High School Students of the Month

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