The Times published a Lindsey Anderson article on the front page of its Sunday, October 9, 2016 edition.
The informative article reminded us that the $230 million bond issue that we gave the EPISD back in 2007 was poorly planned and has yet to be completed.
Of the original amount $76 million has either been reallocated or is just sitting there idle even though the district has already borrowed the money and we are paying interest on it.
Just like today the school board then wanted us to believe that there was a crisis–the army was going to transfer troops to El Paso and with typical El Paso bias assumed they would buy houses in the northeast part of town. Well as it turned out many of the troops were younger than the school board expected. A simple inquiry to the army would have given the district better information about the demographics of the troops and their families. The district was incompetent to make projections back then. Why should we think that they are competent now?
Then again maybe they knew better. Why waste a good crisis?
We deserve better