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Board schedules special meeting Friday, March 20

The meeting will be held via videoconference. Community members may listen to the meeting by telephone.

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 20, starting at 6 p.m. regarding the ongoing capital project. To protect the health and safety of the board members, district staff and community, the meeting will be held by a WebEx video conference, with board members and staff participating remotely.

Community members can listen to the WebEx conference by phone by dialing 1-646-992-2010 and entering the meeting access code 478 170 198. Community members can share comments for the record prior to the meeting by emailing them to District Clerk Becky Smith

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, through April 11, 2020, 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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