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A message from the superintendent

July 7, 2022

Dear Fort Plain School Community,

Happy July! I had the pleasure of attending the fantastic “4th on the Weekend” community event on July 2nd. It was wonderful to see so many of you coming together to celebrate our country’s independence.

As I stated in my very first message to you, “It is an honor to be offered the opportunity to serve as the superintendent of schools for Fort Plain Central School District.”

As I make my way through the transition from building leader to superintendent, I want to share with you some of my initial priorities. I am working diligently with our administrative team to prepare to offer a robust academic program in the upcoming school year. Our goal is to provide relevant and rigorous academic programs to all of our students. Throughout the summer, many teachers will be working on curriculum development projects to ensure that all students will be able to meet the expected performance criteria associated with the Next Generation Learning Standards.

In addition to working closely with the administrative team, I am actively immersing myself in learning about all of the District’s operations to better understand the practices, procedures and routines associated with running a school district. In the upcoming months, I will convene a strategic planning team to set goals associated with improving student outcomes, increasing student participation in co and extra curricular activities, and improving school-wide communication.

An ongoing priority of mine is to pay close attention to our school culture and climate. What we do and how we feel about it matters deeply. We will be an organization where ideas are shared freely and communication flows regularly between all stakeholders. As we look to the future, whether as a student, parent/guardian or professional, know that I value your partnership and look forward to collaborating to achieve the goals we set forth. Please be sure to check our school website or the ParentSquare app periodically to receive updates about the fall and to learn about opportunities to engage with the school.

Be well everyone!

Lauren Crisman