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Fort Plain Board of Education Adopts “Next Generation” Board Management Technology

BoardDocs Solution Enables Organization to Save Time, Money and Dramatically Increase Effectiveness

Fort Plain, NY — The Fort Plain Central School Board of Education is leveraging Cloud-based technology to radically improve the governance process while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars. The remarkably easy-to-use service will allow the organization to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically improving productivity and saving thousands of dollars annually.

The board management solution, called BoardDocs Pro, is the fastest, easiest and most powerful paperless agenda solution on the market. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, BoardDocs Pro does things no other board management solution can, for a price no other solution can match. BoardDocs Pro adds the most powerful board management tools ever created, including Comprehensive Meeting Management, Policy Management, and a Multi-purpose Library, plus powerful and intuitive Workflow.

BoardDocs Pro uses a structured, collaborative Workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public school boards, county commissions, municipal governments and a wide variety of other types of governing bodies. Additionally, through the MetaSearch feature, members of the governing body will also have access to best practices from other organizations that are using the system, allowing them to gain important knowledge about initiatives other governing bodies have considered and implemented.

Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide unprecedented public access via the Fort Plain Central School’s Website to agenda items and other board-related information. This process will allow interested parties to review information prior to meetings. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the board took, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by date or by using the system’s comprehensive Search feature.

The new board management features can be accessed via the organization’s Web site by clicking here. For questions regarding the governance initiative, contact Rebecca J. Smith, District Clerk.

For more information about BoardDocs Pro, call (800) 407-0141 or visit www.boarddocs.com to experience the premier board management solution firsthand.

About BoardDocs
BoardDocs services are developed and marketed exclusively by Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., the market leader and pioneer of board management solutions. Serving over 2,000 organizations, BoardDocs’ services give governing bodies turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures and more. BoardDocs’ services alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising board packets. BoardDocs’ unique, state-of-the-art solutions also save money, reduce staff time, improve board effectiveness, increase transparency in governance and have a positive effect on the environment.

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SCHEDULE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS 2018-2019
Wednesday, September 12 – Regular Meeting (7:00PM)
Wednesday, October 17 – Regular Meeting (7:00PM)
Wednesday, November 14 – Regular Meeting (7:00PM)
Wednesday, December 12 – Regular Meeting (6:00 PM)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Regular Meeting (6:00 PM)
Wednesday, February 13 – Regular Meeting (6:00 PM)
Wednesday, March 6 – Public Hearing (6:00 PM)
on Transportation, Building and Grounds Budgets Regular Meeting to Follow Public Hearing
Wednesday, April 10 – Public Hearing (7:00PM)
on Elementary and Secondary Programs Budgets Regular Meeting to Follow Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 8 – Public Hearing (7:00 PM) to Present Budget
Regular Meeting to Follow Pubic Hearing
Tuesday, May 21 – Budget and Board Candidate Vote, HHS Gym, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 – Regular Meeting (7:00 PM)
Wednesday, June 12 – Regular Meeting (7:00 PM)

All meetings are held in the Ronald H. Thibodeau Conference Room in the District Office.