CURRENT SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Superintendent Report: Eagle Point School District
January 25, 2023
Ag Science Facility Update:
We have been notified by Vitus Construction that they will begin prep work on the Agricultural Science Educational Facility on Friday January 27, with the ground work expected to start on the following Monday.
The Owners Committee, composed of representatives from the contractor and district will be meeting on February 3rd. EPSD9 is actively seeking donations for the project that can help defray the costs. If you or your company are interested in donating a link to help with that can be found here.
Last Fall the work of our Facilities Committee culminated in a recommendation to the Board to consider taking a bond measure to its constituents. The items in that proposal are located here. The EPSD9 Board considered the recommendation closely and after consideration decided not to move forward with a bond.
However, the Board also recognized that the work of the Facilities Committee needed to continue and that it would like the option of reconsidering a bond at a future time. The school district community is currently not carrying a school bond and the prior Facilities Committee identified pressing needs that will not improve with time. With that in mind, EPSD9 recently sent a request to our community asking for citizen volunteers who would be willing to serve on the committee. This request for volunteers has been met and the Committee will be holding it’s first meeting on Thursday, January 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Staff Development Room at the EPSD9 District Office located at 11 N. Royal in Eagle Point. Interested members of the public are, of course, welcome to attend.
The new committee's mandate will be to review and, as necessary, revise the EPSD9 Facilities Plan. The Committee will also be charged with determining whether a bond proposal for new construction should be submitted to the EPSD9 Board of Directors and if that answer is yes, what they recommend that bond project should include.
We are in that time of year where we begin prepping for next year. One important piece of that preparation is our employee contract. The current employee contract ends in June. The District and Eagle Point Education Association have begun preparing to enter into negotiations in February. The two negotiating teams have met informally as an icebreaker and made introductions.