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Board of Education

School Board Members

  • Joseph Bartholomew, President, term expires June 30, 2022
  • Mary Beth Hudyncia, 1st Vice President, term expires June 30, 2021
  • Todd McFee, 2nd Vice President, term expires June 30, 2023
  • Ronald Kardash, term expires June 30, 2022
  • Kimberly Keane, term expires June 30, 2021
  • Jeffrey Jones, term expires June 30, 2023
  • David Przestrzelski, term expires June 30, 2023

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.


Board of Education Meeting Schedule 2020-21

All meetings are held at 6 p.m. in the Ronald H. Thibodeau Conference Room in the District Office unless otherwise noted.

  • Tuesday, July 7, Re-organizational Meeting
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 10, Public Hearing on Transportation, Building and Grounds Budgets, followed by Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 14, Public Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Programs Budgets, followed by Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 5, Public Hearing to Present Budget, followed by Regular Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 18, Regular Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 9, Regular Meeting

Meeting documents

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education meeting agendas and minutes are available on BoardDocs. Previous years school board minutes are archived and available by request through the District Office.


How to comment during a public meeting

The Board of Education welcomes public comment at its 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.