Board of Education adopts proposed 2023-24 budget
The Fort Plain Board of Education adopted a proposed $23,320,000 budget for the 2023-24 school year at their March 15, 2023 meeting.
The proposed budget shows an increase of $800,000, or 3.55%, over the current-year budget, with a 1.20% tax levy increase. The proposed budget would maintain the district’s academic programming and services designed to support all student needs.
Fort Plain residents will vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 16, from 1-9 p.m. in the Harry Hoag gym. When residents vote on the proposed budget, they will also consider approving or disapproving a referendum authorizing the district to acquire three school vehicles at a maximum cost of $450,000 with the funds to be drawn from the Bus Purchase/Capital Reserve Fund. The purchase would have no impact on the tax levy. Purchase approval will allow the district to replace aging buses and minimize maintenance costs.
On May 16, voters will also elect three members of the Board of Education to fill vacancies for three-year terms running from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026.