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Fort Plain Central School District Capital Project

Fort Plain voters passed a proposed capital project on Tuesday, December 18,  by a margin of 83 yes votes to 15 no votes.

“The Fort Plain Community has once again demonstrated its strong support for our schools by approving the proposed Health, Safety, and Infrastructure Capital Project,” said District Superintendent David Ziskin. “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.“

Of the $11.2 million project, $1.3 million would be funded from the district’s capital reserve fund, if approved by voters. The remaining funds would be provided by the sale of bonds. Fort Plain is eligible to receive a 94.9 percent reimbursement from the state on allowable expenditures. As a result of the combined use of capital reserve funds and state building aid, which will be aligned to bond payments, the district estimates that the proposed project will not result in a tax increase for homeowners.

$6,941,119 -Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School Campus

$4,304,687 – Harry Hoag Elementary and Bus Garage Campus

The proposed capital project addresses three major areas of need:

Health and Safety

  • Fire alarm system upgrades at both schools
  • HVAC upgrades at both schools
  • Classroom door security upgrades at both schools
  • Installation of an emergency generator at HS
  • Cafeteria renovation and Kitchen upgrades at Harry Hoag School

Building Maintenance and Enhancements

  • Roof reconstruction at both schools
  • Replace outdated windows in a portion of the Harry Hoag School
  • Masonry restoration at both schools
  • Refinish Gym floor, install new divider curtain and wall pads in HS Gymnasium
  • Server room expansion
  • Enclose open maintenance area at Bus Garage

Site Maintenance and Improvements

  • Replace Water Main/Sanitary line at Harry Hoag Campus
  • Replace pumps serving athletic complex
  • Reconstruction of Track and Softball Field at Athletic Complex
  • Paving reconstruction including Tennis and Basketball Courts at the Junior-Senior HS and parking and site improvements at Harry Hoag
  • Drainage reconstruction behind the bus garage