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GJSD approves FCAA agreement

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education recently approved preschool, pre-K, and Head Start agreements with the Fulmont Community Action Agency at the Knox Building.

The board approved a Fulmont application for Universal Pre-Kindergarten collaboration services during the 2021-22 school year. Services are for four- year-old students who reside in the Greater Johnstown School District. The program is to be run by Fulmont, under the direction of the school district.

District officials had solicited proposals for the collaboration provision of UPK services. Officials said that Fulmont, 20 Park St., Fonda, had submitted a proposal to provide a “quality early childhood program” for the next school year.

In other Fulmont-related action, the board accepted the recommendation of Superintendent William Crankshaw to approve a Memorandum of Agreement between the district and Fulmont for provision of a GJSD Head Start Center for a five-year period retroactive to July 1 and running through June 30, 2026 .

The board also accepted Crankshaw’s recommendation to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the district and Fulmont for provision of services to preschool children eligible for special education during the 2021-22 school year.

In other action, the board approved an agreement with TetraTech Architects & Engineers in Albany for a 2021-22 Capital Outlay Project.

Board members also approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the district and the CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME, Greater Johnstown School District Unit Fulton County Local 818, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

The board had on its agenda a proposed resolution to approve a Memorandum of Agreement between the district and the Central Office Association, for the period retroactive to July 1 and running through June 30, 2023, but no action was taken.

District Clerk Larraina Carpenter said the board elected not to take action because members didn’t have copies of the COA agreement.

In non-action items, the board heard: the Superintendent’s Report; Employee Leadership Report; Nancy Lisicki, Johnstown Teachers Association president, on “New Teacher Orientation: A Collaboration;” the board report; committee reports — Audit Committee reports from June and July; and correspondence.

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