Highlights of the Newsletter
Public Approves Capital Project:
Residents of the Fort Plain Central School district voted on December 18th, to approve an 11.2 million dollar capital project which will address health and safety upgrades, building and site maintenance, and improvements. Some of the needed work will include a new fire alarm system, HVAC upgrades, security updates, and the installation of an emergency generator at the Jr/Sr High School.
Building maintenance and enhancements will include roof reconstruction at both schools, outdated window replacement, masonry repairs, and floor refinishing in the Jr/Sr High School gym. Scheduled site improvements include permanent repair of the main water/sanitation line at the elementary campus, replacing pumps at the athletic complex, reconstruction of the deteriorating track surface, paving restoration and drainage reconstruction behind the transportation facility.
Project construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2020. Of the positive vote, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Ziskin said, “The Fort Plain community has once again demonstrated its strong support for our schools, by approving the proposed Health, Safety and Infrastructure Capital Project. The project is a wise long-term investment that will maintain our school facilities in the most fiscally advantageous manner for our local taxpayers. Thank you again to the taxpayers of the Fort Plain CSD, for your continued support of the children of Fort Plain and their schools.”
Student Council Organizes Troop Drive:
Members of the Jr/Sr High School recently collected items for military men and women stationed at Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq. The student council was contacted by SSgt. Samuel Hoffman, a member of the Fort Plain High School class of 2012. SSgt. Hoffman is a member of the Combat Christmas Party Committee, which was tasked with putting together a celebration for the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group. The Student Council immediately began collecting donations of food and comfort items, putting together eight full boxes of items and sending them by mail to reach the airbase in time for the holidays. The student council thanks everyone who contributed toward making the holidays a bit brighter for the many soldiers stationed so far from home.