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Eastern Pulaski School Board Moving Forward with Large Project

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board members are looking to dive into a large-scale project soon. Gibraltar, a design and architectural engineering firm, talked to the school board Monday evening about the project that is anticipated in the next year.

Superintendent Dan Foster explained some of the things that are expected to be part of the project.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Meet Today

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board will meet today.

The board will approve administrator contracts and discuss tentative enrollment figures. The official ADM count that determines funding for schools is this Friday, Sept. 12. The funding follows the student so if a student moves from the corporation that money goes with the student. The board is hopeful that this year’s count doesn’t reveal less students.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Advertisement of 2015 Budget

The Eastern Pulaski School Board gave permission to advertise their first-ever calendar year budget.

The corporation just recently moved to a calendar year budget after having operating on a fiscal year budget for several decades. The decision to move was prompted by a difficulty with using state software to do budgets. Now only one school corporation in the state remains on a fiscal year budget.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Meet Today, School Starts Tuesday

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board will meet tonight where the three school principals will have reports on the start of school. The staff has undergone professional development and the principals will be discussing what the teachers have been doing to prepare for the beginning of the school year. The first day of school is tomorrow.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Tackle Several Topics

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board will consider a policy concerning the possession firearms on school property.

In a previous meeting, the school board members discussed this because a change in Indiana law allowed concealed weapons with a permit to be in locked cars on school property. The change allowed school boards to consider whether weapons should be allowed within the schools. The policy wouldn’t apply to students, just a designated group of faculty members who have gone through proper training.

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The Smoking Gun — Eastern Pulaski School Board Discusses Firearm Policy

Members of the Eastern Pulaski School Board did not reach a definite decision Monday evening about whether to allow firearms on school property. Last year a change in Indiana law allowed concealed weapons with a permit to be in locked cars on school property. This prompted school boards all over the state to consider whether weapons should be allowed within the schools. The policy would not apply to students, just to a designated group of faculty members who would have to undergo training and psychological evaluation.

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Firearms On Eastern Pulaski School Board Agenda

The Eastern Pulaski Community School Board will discuss the possession of firearms on school property when they meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. EDT  in the Distance Learning Lab.  Last week the West Central School Board discussed allowing  faculty members to posses weapons while at work. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski School Board Adds J.E.S.S.E. Staff to Payroll

 The Logansport J.E.S.S.E. Co-op is de-centralizing and since the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation is a part of that co-op the Eastern Pulaski School Board had to make some clarification and housekeeping changes regarding some staff members.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Additional Appropriation for Change to Calendar Budget

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board held a public hearing during their meeting Monday requesting an additional appropriation.

The school board approved a change from a fiscal year budget to a calendar year budget. A fiscal year budget has an operation from July 1 to June 30.  With the change to a calendar budget, the school board won’t have funds to operate from July to December as the corporation makes the transition.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Secondary Contract with The Crossing

The CrossingThe Eastern Pulaski School Board signed a secondary contract for students to participate in The Crossing alternative school in Starke County. Superintendent Dan Foster said it’s a pay-as-you-go agreement.

“As we use it, we’ll pay for those students we’re sending,” said Foster. “We don’t have to commit a certain number and that’s simply right now because we’re in between locations. If they get the one going there in Starke County, and there’s one in White County, but there’s not one right here yet. It’s hard for us to commit because we may have a student that lives in the southern part of our district that could be 45 minutes to an hour to get up to Starke County. As things progress, that could certainly change.”

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Eastern Pulaski School Board has Full Agenda for Tonight’s Meeting

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board members will have a full meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The board members will recognize Valedictorian Eric Newman and Salutatorian Courtney Boos. The members will also hold public hearing on additional appropriations and discuss recommendations to continue with Title 1 and high ability grant programs, approve handbooks, and technology network infrastructure upgrades.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Holds Discussion on Calendar Year Budget

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board held discussion on the calendar year budget during their meeting last week.

Superintendent Dan Foster explained that only two school corporations in the state operate on a fiscal year budget and Eastern Pulaski is one of those two schools. The board recently approved a measure to move the school from a fiscal year budget to calendar year budget to come in line with state software and other advantages. He said the switch may get a little tricky.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Contract for Dietician

The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved a contract with Educational Service Center and hired Kaylyn Herrold as a Dietician to aid the cafeteria staff.

Superintendent Dan Foster said she can help the staff in keeping up with federal guidelines.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Consider Contract with The Crossing

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board has started a discussion about The Crossing which is a school that helps educate students who have dropped out of school, transitioned to home school or who were expelled at one time during their educational career.

Superintendent Dan Foster stressed that the board is only in the discussion phase at this point.

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Google Drive Demonstration Given to Eastern Pulaski School Board

The Eastern Pulaski School Board members this week were presented with the latest in technology innovations at the middle school.

Mrs. Pugh and Mr. Hook work with English and Social Studies Discovery classes were students work with Google Drive and complete assignments online.

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Eastern Pulaski School Corporation to Operate on Calendar Year Budget in 2015

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board members approved a resolution to move from a recognized fiscal year budget to a calendar year budget.

Superintendent Dan Foster explained the school corporation is one of two school corporations in the state that operate on a fiscal year budget which is from July 1 to June 30. All other school corporations in the state follow a calendar year budget which is from January to December.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board to Discuss School Make-Up Days

Dan Foster

Dan Foster

Missed school days will be a topic of discussion during the Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

According to Superintendent Dan Foster, six days have been missed and it appears that one day will need to be added to the end of the school year in order to make up all of the days missed. One missed day was made up in a built-in snow day in January while one will be made up in a built-in snow day scheduled yet this month and another one in April. Two days were previously waived by the State.

The board members will discuss this issue, summer school classes, the adoption of the calendar year budget, and the purchase of iPads and cases during their meeting Wednesday in the Distance Learning Lab.