EPISD review needed

The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) is losing students at an accelerated rate.  According to an article in the Times 2,491 fewer students have enrolled this year than last.

With the state contributing about $6,600 per student, EPISD is facing a revenue drop of about $16 million dollars.

It’s time for some serious cost management.

Realizing that our readers are apt to laugh at this suggestion, we will put it forward anyway.

The district needs an independent review of their operations.  No, please don’t hire some outside consulting company.  Instead find some competent, non political residents to analyze what can be done better and to make recommendations to the board.

Don’t stack the group with the same group of clowns that have been “leading” El Paso deeper into debt.  Find some experienced people that are willing to spend some serious time finding out what is going on and making suggestions about how to do it better.

There are some very good people working at the central office.  As with most organizations there are some others that need to go.

Yes, I understand that we need trained educators to be part of the process.  That does not mean that many business principles cannot be successfully applied.

We deserve better


4 Responses to EPISD review needed

  1. rodney fender says:

    I would volunteer to be on the group you suggest. I am retired so have the time. I worked for major corporations in management and owned my own business for a period of time. I agree – those that have tried to lead in the past have not done well.


  2. Jerry K says:

    Isn’t this what we elect a school board to do?


  3. Deputy Dawg says:

    Let me clarify: The district projected a loss of about 1000 students for 2015-16 and were off by about 100. A loss, but less than half of what the Times active stated.


  4. Deputy Dawg says:

    Brutus, I do not believe that these numbers are correct (Imagine the El Paso Times not getting numbers correct?) The numbers are actually closer to 100 students which was very close to what the district projected months ago. Here is the report at the last EPISD board meeting: http://elpasoisdtx.swagit.com/play/10202015-995 Items 9 B and 10. Enrollment is actually up at EPISD’s high schools.

    YISD actually is seeing a loss of students that is percentage-wise greater than EPISD. SISD is showing growth as well as Clint ISD.

    Maybe the BIGGER picture is this: What is the City doing to staunch the flow of families out of the area?


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