Eastern Pulaski School Board members highlighted some very distinguished students at their meeting last week.
The Winamac Middle School Junior Honor Society was recognized during the “spotlight” segment of the meeting. Superintendent Dan Foster explained that the program is a precursor to the high school level Honor Society. Continue reading →
Eastern Pulaski Community Schools Superintendent Dan Foster announced that the lockdown that was in place at Winamac High School has now been lifted.
Superintendent Foster explained that the lockdown was called because staff had reason to believe that inappropriate items were on the school’s campus. He said the officers from the Winamac Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were called in to do a sweep with K-9 officers. School officials decided to call a lockdown so the K-9 officers could conduct a search without any disruption. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board scholarship fund got a little bit bigger Monday night after the board approved a donation from Gibraltar Design.
Superintendent Dan Foster explained that in the past, Gibraltar had thanked the school corporation for their business by hosting a dinner or another social function of some kind. However, this year, rather than trying to coordinate with varying schedules the company decided to show their appreciation by sending a $250 donation.
Superintendent Foster said the money will go toward the annual school board scholarship which would bring it up to approximately $10,000.
A request to increase the pay for a substitute elementary school teacher was up for approval at the Eastern Pulaski Community School Board meeting Monday night.
Superintendent Dan Foster explained that Joan Murray has taken on the roll of a teacher twice so far this year. At the beginning of the year she filled in for Dana Field for five weeks. Most recently, she started subbing for Brandi Kappes and will remain in that position until January.
The superintendent explained that Mrs. Murray has taken on quite a few more responsibilities that warrant additional compensation. Continue reading →
The Winamac High School library was filled with community members attending last night’s Eastern Pulaski Community School Board meeting. Individuals of various walks of life came to defend a faculty member who is currently the subject of an ongoing board investigation. Following the regular meeting, board members were scheduled to hold an executive session regarding alleged misconduct and to discuss job performance evaluation. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board will hold a public hearing over the school corporation’s 2018 budget, capital projects plan and bus replacement plan when they meet tonight.
The budget estimate submitted to Gateway Indiana states that the corporation’s general fund is estimated at a little over $9 million, while the rainy day fund has exactly $1 million. The capital projects plan has more than $2 million and the bus replacement plan is estimated at $270,000. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved a new grading scale that will be put in place for the 2016-2017 school year. The new grading scale will be utilized in all three schools. It will be a standard scale used in much of the rest of the state’s school systems. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has formally extended superintendent Dan Foster’s term through July of 2019. During a special session Monday, the board unanimously approved a new contract for the superintendent. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board will meet in a special session later today to ratify superintendent Dan Foster’s contract. The new contract extends Foster’s term through June of 2019. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board took some steps Monday to wrap up 2015 and get ready for the coming years. They approved the final fund transfers and claim payments to close out the 2015 budget and approved the school calendars for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Continue reading →
Some technology upgrades will soon be coming to Eastern Pulaski Community School buildings. The school board Monday approved the purchase of 85 IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard Systems. Continue reading →
The Eastern Pulaski School Board discussed back-to-school matters when they met last night. Superintendent Foster will address faculty members in the middle/high school cafeteria at noon. Students have a chance to meet their teachers tonight. Continue reading →
During their meeting earlier this week, the Eastern Pulaski School Board members were not in unanimous agreement when it came to the action to approve job descriptions. Superintendent Dan Foster spoke at length about the two proposed positions of technology data specialist and director of curriculum and assessment. Continue reading →
During their meeting earlier this week, the Eastern Pulaski School Board entertained the idea of adding a few extra positions to their payroll. The school is looking to add a director of curriculum and assessment as well as two summer employees for manual labor.