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Three candidates are running for three Board of Education seats

[April 20, 2023]

Three candidates are running for three seats on the Fort Plain Board of Education that are up for election to fill vacancies for terms expiring on June 30, 2023. The new terms will run from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026.

The candidates are Brenna Kirkpatrick, Anthony Crouse and David Przestrzelski.

Brenna Kirkpatrick is a lifelong resident of Fort Plain who graduated from Fort Plain Central School District in 2004. She holds a master’s degree in education and has been a teacher for 14 years. “As a parent of a child in the district, I am personally invested in making our school the best it can be for all students in our community,” she said. “Growing up in Fort Plain, I loved the small, close-knit community that made school memorable.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve the community that has given so much to me and my family.”

Tony Crouse, 53, is a graduate of St. Johnsville Central School and SUNY Oswego. He was born, raised and has always lived in the Mohawk Valley. “I understand the benefits of living in rural New York and attending a small school,” he said. “Along with my 30 years of accounting experience at FYE Inc., I feel that I have the financial understanding and the ‘small town’ philosophy to be the voice of the Fort Plain community.

“Many of my family and friends have attended FPCS, so I will be dedicated to making sound decisions on the School Board that will satisfy the community and support the school’s staff.”

David Przestrzelski is running for a fourth term on the Board of Education. He has served on the Board of Education since 2014.

Regular elections for Board of Education seats are held each year on the third Tuesday in May, the same date residents vote on the coming year’s school budget. This year’s vote date is May 16, from 1-9 p.m., in the Harry Hoag gym.