EPISD bonds–financing laptops

We received this note the other day:

The approved projects also include student and teacher laptops totaling $6,565,000.

This is ridiculous—it’s like buying paper

Somebody must already have the bid on laptops!

Bond money should be spent on things that LAST

Laptops should be in the regular annual budget

6 Responses to EPISD bonds–financing laptops

  1. I gotta agree with the post. Laptops should be a regular part of the budget. Those things need to be replaced or become obsolete every couple years. Geez.


  2. Rodney Fender says:

    All of the taxing entities IN El Paso have gone spending crazy since the voters are so stupid they will approve anything. I am glad I am over 65 and retired and WILL NOT have to pay for the next tax increase EPISD will sell the dumbed down public with their bond initiative. When are the property owners going to VOTE and stop this nonsense?


  3. Anonymous says:

    The kids at Bowie got laptops several years ago, It did nothing for their academic achievement. Giving away the laptops makes the board feel that they are being progressive.


  4. Disgusted says:

    They must be planning to take a page from sleazy for-profit schools. Promise a free iPad or computer as a promotional gimmick in hopes of increasing enrollment. Sort of like a chicken in every pot.

    What’s absurd is that bond money is long-term debt. These computers will have a life of 2-4 years at most before the technology will be outdated and they will be demanding new and better ones.


  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure that some “Friends and Family”, business partners are in line for these lap top contracts. And I’m sure the teachers, parents all WANT the most expensive lap top “For the Children”. I am 74 years old, disabled Vet. Had surgery couldn’t go upstairs to my desk top, so went and bought MYSELF a laptop. If the parents, teachers want lap tops, then they should go out and BUY them. Was wondering if ANY of these kids have been taught to READ or WRITE yet? Wasn’t it Ysleta that bought all those lap tops, handed them out and they simply disappeared? I understand that the people at EPISD, the School Boards, sole purpose is to WANT stuff, increase taxes and then tax, waste, spend, tax some more. THEY don’t have to plan, budget, spend wisely or CUT taxes, they simply take MORE. Where does all the TAX money go? Where will all these BILLIONS$$$$$ go? Corruption is inherent at EPISD, the School Board. The taxpayers, HOMEOWNERS of El Taxo should not be required, FORCED to finance these peoples private life styles. Where is the FBI? When do WE get to see the next arrests?


  6. Dan Wever says:

    The EPISD seems to think if they can go to the public with something like this for the students it will help the bond issue. Brutus is right this expense should be in regular budget and if they don’t have the money get rid of some administrators and bennies they get.


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