Board of Education

Board of Education members serve for three-year terms. Regular elections for two or three seats are held each year on the third Tuesday in May, the same date residents vote on the coming year’s school budget. New board terms begin on July 1.

Any U.S. citizen who is a resident of Fort Plain Central School District for 30 days prior to the vote may run for a seat on the board. For information on how to be placed on the ballot, contact the district clerk.

The Board of Education welcomes public comment at its meetings. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes and all comments must relate to the agenda topic they wish to discuss.

How to comment during a public meeting

We appreciate your interest in our school district and encourage you to continue to attend our meetings and share your thoughts and ideas.

Fort Plain Central School District Board Policy # 3220 (Public Expression at Meetings) which reads:
The Board encourages public participation at Board meetings. During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, the President may ask for brief comments from the public and set a time limit on such comments. Persons wishing to speak will identify themselves with name and address, any organization they may be representing at the meeting and the agenda topic they wish to discuss. Comments should be kept as brief as possible and relate to school matters. Speakers may be limited to five (5) minutes at the discretion of the Board President. After the Open Board Meeting, the Board will proceed to Executive Session. This portion of the meeting is not open to the public as the Board will be discussing legal issues, appointments, resignations, and issues involving specific employees or students which are confidential.

After Executive Session, the Board will reconvene and may take action on issues discussed in executive session. The public is invited to return to this portion of the meeting but they must leave the meeting room during executive session.

Upcoming meeting schedule for 2017-18

All meetings are held in the Ronald H. Thibodeau Conference Room in the District Offices.

  • January 10, 2018 – Regular Meeting, 6 p.m.
  • February 7 , 2018 – Regular Meeting, 6 p.m.
  • March 7, 2018 – Public Hearing on Transportation, Building and Grounds Budgets and Regular meeting, 6 p.m.
  • April 11, 2018 – Public Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Programs Budgets and Regular Meeting, 6 p.m.
  • May 2, 2018 – Public Hearing to present Budget and Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • May 15, 2018 – Budget and Board Candidate Vote, Harry Hoag Elementary Gym, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • May 15, 2018 – Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • June 13, 2018 – Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

Meeting documents

2017-18

December 6, 2017
Agenda for December 6, 2017 meeting

November 15, 2017
Agenda for November 15, 2017 meeting
Proceedings for October 11, 2017 meeting
Other documents for November 15, 2017 meeting

October 11, 2017
Agenda for October 11, 2017 meeting
Other Documents for October 11, 2017 Meeting

September 13, 2017
Proceedings of September 13, 2017 meeting
Agenda for September 13, 2017 meeting
Other Documents for September 13, 2017 Meeting
Extract of Minutes of Board of Education Adopting Resolution on September 13, 2017

August 31, 2017
Proceedings of August 31, 2017 special meeting

August 23, 2017
Agenda for August 23, 2017 meeting

July 7, 2017
Agenda for July 7, 2017 re-organizational, regular meeting

2016-17

June 14, 2017
Proceedings of May 16, 2017 meeting
Other documents for June 14, 2017 meeting

May 3, 2017
Agenda for May 3, 2017 meeting
Proceedings of April 12, 2017 meeting
Other documents from May 3, 2017 meeting

April 12, 2017
Agenda for April 12, 2017 meeting
Proceedings of March 9, 2017 Budget Hearing & Regular Meeting; March 29, 2017 Special Session 
Other Documents from April 12, 2017 Meeting

March 9, 2017
Agenda for March 9, 2017 meeting
Proceedings of February 8, 2017 meeting
Documents from March 9, 2017 meeting

February 8, 2017
Agenda for February 8, 2017 meeting
Proceedings of January 11, 2017 meeting
Documents from February 8, 2017 meeting

January 11, 2017
Agenda for January 11, 2017 meeting
Proceedings of November 9, 2016 and November 30, 2016 meetings
Documents from January 11, 2017 meeting

November 30, 2016
Agenda for November 30, 2016 meeting
Documents from November 30, 2017 meeting

November 9, 2016
Agenda for November 9, 2016 meeting
Proceedings of October 12, 2016 meeting and October 27, 2016 Special meeting
Documents from November 9, 2016 meeting

October 12, 2016
Agenda for October 12, 2016 meeting
Proceedings of September 14, 2016 meeting & Proceedings of September 27, 2016 special meeting
Documents from October 12, 2016 meeting

September 14, 2016
Agenda for September 14, 2016 meeting
Proceedings of August 10, 2016 meeting & Proceedings of August 29, 2016 special meeting
Documents from September 14, 2016 meeting

August 10, 2016
Agenda for August 10, 2016 meeting
Proceedings of re-organizational and regular July 5, 2016 meeting
Documents from August 10, 2016 meeting

Previous years school board minutes are archived and available by request through the District Office.