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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.

Public Hearing Held on Eastern Pulaski School Corporation Budget

The Eastern Pulaski School Board held a public hearing for the 2014-2015 school budget.

The budget includes the Capital Projects Plan for the 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 years, plus the 2014-2015 through 2015-2016 Bus Replacement Plan.

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Eastern Pulaski School Corporation Sees an Increase in Enrollment

The Eastern Pulaski School Board learned that the official Average Daily Membership student count was 1,233. That is an increase of 43 students to the corporation. The board was happy to hear that statistic as state funding follows the student and the corporation will be getting some extra operating funds this year.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Makes Decision Concerning Midwest Athletic Conference

 The Eastern Pulaski School Board did formally approve a recommendation to withdraw from the Midwest Athletic Conference. Eastern Pulaski now joins eight other schools in the area in making that decision.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Hopeful for High Student Count

Dr. Robert Klitzman

Dr. Robert Klitzman

While the official student count day isn’t expected until September with a second count to be conducted in February, the Eastern Pulaski School Board was counting on good student numbers on the first day of school to gauge where the numbers stand.

That count has not been released, but Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman stressed that student count is important as funding follows the student.

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Eastern Pulaski Superintendent Search Winds Down

Dr. Robert Klitzman

Dr. Robert Klitzman

The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation will soon have a new superintendent in place. Dr. Robert Klitzman retired June 30th but stayed on in an interim capacity until his replacement is hired. Klitzman tells WKVI news that August 23rd will be his last day. The board will conduct a public hearing on the new superintendent’s contract during their Monday, Aug. 12th board meeting. State law requires a hearing be held, but Klitzman says the candidate will not be identified by name. The board will then meet in executive session, with a formal hiring decision scheduled during a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

 

 

Eastern Pulaski School Board Moves Forward With Superintendent Search

Dr. Robert Klitzman

Dr. Robert Klitzman

The Eastern Pulaski School Board met in executive session Wednesday night when they discussed the candidates for superintendent and future meetings.

The board members voted to hold two meetings next week to discuss a proposed contract for a new superintendent. The board will be holding negotiations soon.

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Search for Eastern Pulaski Superintendent Continues

Dr. Robert Klitzman

Dr. Robert Klitzman

The Eastern Pulaski School Board is moving ahead with their search for a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman announced his retirement in March and will leave the corporation after his contract expires June 30. He has been at the helm for the past 26 years.

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Eastern Pulaski School Board Approves Summer School Classes

Dr. Robert Klitzman

Dr. Robert Klitzman

The Eastern Pulaski School Board approved summer school programs at their recent meeting.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman stated that one class will be P.E. for high school students.

“They can have that credit completed during the summer in a fashion where they have three and four hour blocked time,” explained Klitzman. “With just a little imagination and creativity, you can see how much more things that opens up and that you can do with that block of time.”

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