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At-home learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year because of the ongoing COVID-19 public health situation. The 2020-21 budget vote and board elections will be conducted by absentee ballot only. Qualified voters must return ballots to the district by 5 p.m. on June 9. 

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Board of Education will meet on Wednesday

Members will vote on the HFM BOCES budget and election.

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting by videoconference on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. for the purpose of voting on the HFM BOCES budget and election.

Community members can join the conference online by going to meet.google.com/jdi-eqsr-heh, or via phone by dialing 916-318-7957 and entering PIN 807082372#. Community members can share comments for the record prior to the meeting by emailing them to District Clerk Becky Smith becky.smith@fortplain.org.

Recent guidance from the New York State Education Department addresses the issue of holding Board of Education meetings in light of the circumstances regarding COVID-19:

“Pursuant to Governor Executive Order No. 202.1 issued 3/13/2020, the Open Meetings Law requirements for school board meetings have been temporarily modified as such:

“Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions authorized by the law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and authorizing such meetings to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”

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