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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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Superintendent's Message

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Jeff Saylor

Welcome back to school!  We are gearing up for another fantastic year and cannot wait to see all of you after the summer break.  All schools will have open house over the next few days.  This will provide our families with important information about the upcoming school year.  We hope everyone will be able to attend.

Our teachers and staff have been preparing all summer for our families to return.  We have seen a lot of growth in student achievement during the past four years and we are expecting another great year.  We are blessed to have dedicated teachers, administrators and classified staff that go above and beyond to make sure that we meet the needs of our students and families.

The construction at Estill Springs and the Middle School is coming to an end.   Phase II of our facility plan is ready to begin with the construction of the Estill County Area Technology Center and the Estill County Transportation Facility.  Demolition work on the proposed site of the ATC is almost complete and you will start seeing full scale construction early this fall.  The transportation facility will be complete sometime next spring and the ATC will hopefully be ready to open during January of 2021. What an exciting time for our district as we continue to make major improvements to our school facilities.   

On Monday all employees will come together to kick off another school year and get ready for our students to return the following day.  This year we want to focus on “The Magic of Kindness.”  We want to dedicate ourselves to understanding that in order for our students to be successful, we must strive to meet their needs beyond the classroom.  We must make the emotional well-being of our students and colleagues a priority. 

The Estill County Board of Education and I want to thank you for your support and if you have any questions about our district or concerns that need to be addressed, feel free to contact me at any time.  I hope everyone has a wonderful school year. 

Jeff Saylor


Estill County School District


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