We asked the EPISD school board president the following question:
“Can you disclose the plan to replace the central office?”
Her response came back the same day and was:
“No 2016 bond funds will be used for central office. Relocation is necessary because the city would like to redevelop the property. We will continue to pay for the lease from our operational dollars. We are looking at alternative locations including school sites and downtown. School sites are problematic due to Ingress / egress and the traffic burden on a neighborhood (500-700 cars daily).”
“On a related note, our administrative cost ratio is under 4%. This is the second lowest in the state for like-size districts.”
I hope that “no 2016 bond funds” is not telling us that they will use unspent funds from the 2008 bonds.
The statement “We will continue to pay for the lease from our operational dollars” implies that they plan to lease facilities, not own them.