No ISTEP, Now What?

 
 

Officials with the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation are not sad to see the ISTEP test go by the wayside. State lawmakers voted to scrap the controversial exam at the end of 2017. Superintendent Dan Foster says that decision raises some questions, like why to even give the test next year.

Foster told the school board Monday night it’s unclear at this time what will replace ISTEP. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski School Board Votes to Change Banks

 

According to Eastern Pulaski Community Schools’ Superintendent Dan Foster, the corporation has been having some concerns with their primary financial provider for several months now. Issues included inconsistency, unreliability and an abundance of unnecessary fees.

In order to solve the problem, a proposal was composed and sent out to several potential providers. The current institution did not even reply to the proposal. This led Superintendent Foster to address the school board Monday evening and suggest switching their primary financial institution to one of the two places that did respond. Continue reading

Memorial Bench Approved for former Eastern Pulaski Superintendent

harrycordsThe Eastern Pulaski School Corporation campus will soon have a new bench commemorating the memory of former Superintendent Harry Cords. At the school board meeting Monday evening, one item on the agenda was to approve a $750 donation from the Cords family. Thanks to unanimous approval from the board, the donation was accepted and the board discussed where exactly to place the memorial bench. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski School Board to Discuss School Renovations, Asbestos Removal

 
 

Action to approve a proposal for asbestos removal is on the Eastern Pulaski School Board agenda for their meeting tonight. Another item on the agenda is the elementary school renovation contract which needs board consensus to be approved. Job descriptions for the positions of technology data specialist and director of curriculum and assessment are also set to be discussed. Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski Schools Anticipate Savings Through Bond Refinancing

 
 

During the Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting Monday evening, the board decided without any opposition to refinance the school’s pension bonds. Back in 2006, the state allowed schools to take out bonds to pay off their pension obligations, that money still needs to be repaid. With this resolution, the school will be taking advantage of lower interest rates to reduce the cost and still pay the bonds off in the same amount of time. Continue reading