Rewarding failure

January 24, 2020

EPISD has a contract with an out of town marketing firm “to implement a comprehensive long-term plan to market the District’s unique instructional programs and the District’s message, target market, method of communication, deliverables, timelines, costs, and methods used to assess results of the promotion, and expected outcomes.”

The contract was awarded June 26, 2016 .  With a third extension of the contract the district will have spent $312,500.

The 2017-2018 school year showed a decrease of 1,201 students.

The 2018-2019 school year shows a decrease of 1,829 students.

It doesn’t look like this money was well spent.

We deserve better



Lost principle?

January 23, 2020

From Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address:

Still one thing more, fellow-citizens — a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

We deserve better


More public art

January 22, 2020

We evidently have enough money to do this:

These are luxuries.

We deserve better


Thinking that money grows on trees

January 21, 2020

You may have seen these on Airway Boulevard:

Hmmm.  If you wonder how much we spent take a look at this:

How very unfortunate.

We deserve better


Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20, 2020

Today we pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. a leader in the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s.


Did they do this purposefully?

January 19, 2020

This chart is part of an upcoming presentation to city council:

What is the funding source of the green 53%?

We deserve better


Open line Saturday

January 18, 2020

It’s Saturday.

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better


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