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