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Community survey open for Fort Plain superintendent search

The brief, anonymous survey seeks input regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent, and what opportunities and challenges they will face.

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education is seeking community input through an online survey to help inform the upcoming search for a new superintendent of schools.

The brief, anonymous survey seeks input regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent and what opportunities and challenges they will face. The survey, which will be open until Nov. 30, can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FortPlainSurvey.

All members of the school community, including residents, parents, students and staff are encouraged to take the survey.

HFM BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin, the former Fort Plain superintendent, is working with the Fort Plain Board of Education as a consultant during the search process. As part of their statutory duties, BOCES district superintendents may be asked by component school boards to act as consultants during superintendent searches. Dr. Ziskin will work with the board to create recruitment material and assist with the development of selection criteria and a process for interviews.

BOCES will begin advertising the position in mid-December with confidential interviews expected to begin in March. The Board of Education’s goal is to have the next superintendent in place by summer.

The Fort Plain Board of Education is seeking a new district leader to replace Ziskin, who left the district in July to assume the district superintendent’s position at BOCES. Fort Plain is currently under the direction of Interim Superintendent Kathy Dougherty.