EPISD bonds–another threat to their finances

Just when we think that we have heard the arguments for and against the proposed EPISD bonds, we learn this from a USA TODAY reporter:

“A proposal to allow parents to use a portion of their local school property taxes to offset expenses for private tuition, tutoring and other education options for their children likely will be presented to the Legislature next year in a form designed to crack through what has been a solid wall of opposition.”

Presentations will be made today, Monday, October 17, 2016 to the house public education committee.

In 2015 the state supplied 50% of the district’s revenue.

If parents are given the right to reallocate some of their tax money away from the district what effect will that have on the district’s budget and its ability to pay for things like the bonds?

We deserve better


7 Responses to EPISD bonds–another threat to their finances

  1. Disgusted teacher NOT Voting for the bond says:

    Deputy Dawg-

    Please show the evidence that EPISD is any more effective than the worst charter schools. Our achievement is the lowest around. Teachers in EPISD aren’t even required to create lesson plans. I know. Our federation flaunts it as if it were a big win. Who ever heard of anyone in any business not being required to show some sort of plan? There isn’t a solid school district put there public or private that would defend no lesson plans or failure to plan. In exchange foebthat… the federation gives her support to the bond even though they have proof, as we all do, the money hasn’t been spent from the last bond and won’t be spent on promises made then. Even Carmwn Candelaria admits it. Thick as thieves. Sick.


  2. JerryK says:

    How is this different from school voucher programs that have been around for a while?


  3. Old Gringo Guy says:

    Dawg, the public school system ain’t working and hasn’t since prayer was taken out of the schools and swats were outlawed!. (Just look at the graduation rates in El Paso). I looked about 15 years ago and guess what? The wife and I made the decision to move our 3 girls to a private school. We sacrificed to pay tuition, but it was worth it. Both girls graduated from college, one with a Master’s, one as a teacher. Would I do it again? Hell, yes, gladly.


    • Dan Wever says:

      Posted this on facebook yesterday.

      We pay taxes to the city for police and fire protection along with public school tax to educate our children. If a person felt that the police department was not doing a good job and worried about their house burning down before the fire department got to the burning house and this person went out and bought an AR15 and a German Sheppard and put a sprinkler system in their house should they be allowed to go to the city and ask for part of their tax money back to reimburse them for the cost of what they felt they needed to be safe? Of course not that is ridiculous!
      Then why do we think people should get their public school tax back just because they want to do something different concerning the education of their children. If they want something different then let them pay for it. That is real school choice.


      • Deputy Dawg says:

        For once I agree with Dan. Mark the day.


        • Dan Wever says:

          Does everyone understand the difference between Education Reform that we now have planned for the EPISD with the $667,000,000 bond issue and Public Education? Simply put Educational Reform uses technology to drive the teachers classroom where Public Education teachers use technology as a tool of education not the educator.

          I marked it down Dawg! But not a first


  4. Deputy Dawg says:

    More GOP attempts to privative public education. This is a backdoor way to add more for-profit charter schools which, for the most part, have not proven themselves to be any more effective at educating children than public schools.


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