According to the El Paso Times the consulting firm that EPISD awarded their bond management consulting contract to has “walked away” from the bond project.
The Times article said the consulting firm “reviewed data on enrollment, facilities’ needs, capacity, programs and more. They then presented recommendations for school repairs, construction and closures to the EPISD Bond Advisory Committee over a few meetings.”
Hard to believe
Now we learn that “EPISD refused to enter into a contract for the services”.
Where does that leave us? The facilities advisory committee has evidently been working with numbers that no one can be held responsible for.
Is a new study coming? The committee has already made recommendations that were evidently based on unpaid work done by the consulting company. Do they start over now?
What happened here? Is the district’s new finance chief responsible for derailing this contract? Does she have a favorite in mind like she seemed to when she was over at the city?
Or are we seeing the able hand of our new board president at work? Could it be that things are rotten in Denmark and that the plug needed to be pulled?
Is it time to re-start the bond process from the beginning?
We deserve better