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  • Alert: This is a reminder that the district wide tobacco and vaping ban begins on January 1, 2020. All Estill County School Property will be smoke-free & tobacco free environments! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jeff Saylor, Superintendent, or Erika Adams, District Health Services Coordinator.
  • School Closings/Delays: January 23, 2020 Press Release: Estill County Schools RE: Estill County Schools will be closed Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. After monitoring attendance the past few days and several conversations with local health care providers, I have decided that the best course of action for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is cancel school on Friday, January 24th and Monday, January 27th. All schools will be closed during this time. Only Administration, Custodians and CO Personnel are allowed in the building. Also, it does not benefit us to call off school if we allow extracurricular activities to continue, so beginning this evening at 6pm and continuing until Monday afternoon at 4:00pm, all games, practices and activities with the exception of the following activities will be canceled. Thursday, January 23rd - ECHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Team Practice Saturday, January 25th - ECHS District Governors Cup at Owsley County Saturday, January 25th - District Honors Band Performance at Bourbon County Sunday, January 26th - ECHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Team Practice All gyms and sports facilities will be closed and no one is allowed to use our facilities for any events. All schools will reopen on Tuesday morning, January 28th, at 8am. I hope our students, their families and our staff take this time to get better.
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ESTILL AWARDED A $4 MILLION U.S. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION GRANT

Today, we have received notification that our school district will receive a $4 Million U.S. Economic Development Administration Grant dedicated to the construction of the Estill County Area Technology Center.  The Estill County Board of Education and the entire Engineer Family wants to thank the following individuals for their steadfast support of this project and their efforts during the EDA Grant Application process. 

First of all, I have to thank Teresa Dawes and Charlotte O’Bryan for leading this grant process from the very beginning.  These two ladies deserve all of the credit in the world for their dedication to this process and they should be commended for their efforts.  Both of them would also tell you that they had a lot of help along the way and we want to recognize some of them at this time.

  • Estill County Central Office Personnel
  • Carhartt, Citizens & Guarantee Bank, Marcum and Wallace, Our Original Community Partners
  • President Akakpo, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • EKU and Morehead State University
  • All local businesses, individuals, organizations, and county, city, and elected government officials that provided support
  • Joe Crawford, EDA and Estill County Chamber
  • Jeff Speaks, JBS Communications
  • Bertha Partin and Pam Farmer, EDA
  • Jim Codell, Codell Construction 
  • Peter Fisher and Ron Murrell, Ross Tarrant Architects
  • Governor Matt Bevin
  • State Senators Albert Robinson and Robert Stivers
  • State Representatives “Bam” Carney, David Hale and Cluster Howard
  • Congressman Andy Barr
  • Senator Mitch McConnell

After a quick review by EDA Staff, this project will go to bid during August and construction is slated to begin September 15th of 2019.  We anticipate a sixteen month construction schedule and we hope to open the facility during the Spring semester of 2021. 

The Moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here!  This community has talked about this facility for a number of years and this dream is now becoming a reality.  What a great time to be an Engineer!

Jeff Saylor, Superintendent

Estill County Schools





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