The EPG #11 Board of Education held it's annual budget hearing and regular board meeting on September 24, 2018. You can read a summary of the meeting here: 

Visitors Present - 9

Budget Hearing

The Board of Education reviewed the FY19 budget, compared it to the FY18 budget, and discussed goals of the proposed budget. It was noted that the plan is to operate the district without using any of the revenue out of the Capital Projects and Working Cash funds. This would allocate more than $325,000 for long-term planning considerations. It was also noted there is some extra balance in the Tort Fund is due to postponing the parking lot project to the north of the Centennial Gym. That project was initially planned for the summer of 2018, but is expected to be done during the summer of 2019.





Education Fund (10)




Operations & Maint. (20)




Bond & Interest Fund (30)




Transportation (40)




IMRF/Soc Sec Fund Total (50)




Capital Projects Fund (60)




Working Cash Fund (70)




Tort Fund (80)




Life Safety Fund (90)









Reports, Updates, and Informational Items

  • Elementary Math Instruction:  Each school has established goals related to math achievement for FY19. Ms. Throneburg and Mr. Fairchild discussed the goals for Jefferson Park and Centennial Schools and current student learning data. Mrs. Erwin, Mrs. Shaffer, and Mrs. Van Scyoc also shared the work they are doing to implement guided math instruction at their grade level. The Board will hear reports on secondary math instruction at the October Board Meeting.

  • Social-Emotional Support: Mr. Tomlinson recognized the donations on behalf of “Matt’s March” that have allowed EPG Junior High to bring the Signs of Suicide program to the 7th and 8th grades. This program puts a significant emphasis on providing information and resources to parents. Once further planning is done, Mr. Tomlinson and the JH staff will be communicating with families about what they can expect. Mr. Tomlinson also highlighted a social-emotional support program Mrs. Fletcher will be piloting during lunches in the upcoming weeks.

  • Elective Offerings: Mr. Quam reported on surveys that have gone out to current students and past EPG graduates that are focused on understanding the elective offerings at EPG HS and the impact they have on college and career choices.

  • Woodford County CEO Program: The Board heard about an entrepreneurship program that will kick off in the fall of 2019 called “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” in partnership with Eureka High School and Roanoke Benson High School. This exciting program will allow juniors or seniors to spend the first two hours of each school day meeting in businesses and developing a business of their own. There will be three upcoming informational sessions for business leaders, community members, and students on the following days:

    • 7 p.m. on October 15th at Roanoke Benson Commons

    • 7 p.m. on October 16th at EPG Auditorium

    • 12:30 p.m. on October 17th at The Cannery in Eureka

You can learn more about the upcoming program by going to

  • El Paso Gridley Community Night: EPG will hold a district-wide community night on October 30th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This event is for all community members, taxpayers, parents, and staff. The event will be structured to collect feedback on what is going well in the district, what areas need to be improved upon, and how to best address the facility issues on the EPG Junior High campus.

Board Meeting Discussions

  • Foundation Requests: The Board discussed the requests made to be considered by the EPG Foundation at their meeting on Tuesday, September 25th.

Consent and Action Items

  • Approved past open and closed meeting minutes

  • Approved financial reports and bills

  • Approved the following personnel actions:

    • Mattie Wallace, 7th Grade Volleyball Coach (Resignation)

    • Laurie Atkielski, Bus Monitor (Resignation)

    • Kate Neally, Volunteer JH Basketball Coach (Approve)

    • Denise Benedict, JH Office Assistant (Hire)

    • Riley Welker, Bus Monitor (Hire)

  • Approve FY19 Budget

  • Approve EPG Foundation Requests

  • Approve Recognition of Jefferson Park, Centennial Elementary, EPG Junior High, and EPG High School

  • Table Interim Girls’ Basketball Coach

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be October 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Centennial School Library.


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