Well it appears that the downtown cabal has won another one.
EPISD had to submit its most recent plan to vacate the city owned facilities that EPISD uses for its central office to the city’s director of aviation.
From the plan:
It should be noted that the 2015 Implementation Plan focused on the idea that the new administration offices be in Northeast El Paso. Subsequent to the EPISD submitting the 2015 Implementation Plan, the Board of Trustees, in an effort to contribute to the revitalization of the city’s downtown, revisited this approach and examined the opportunity of relocating the administration office to downtown El Paso.
They evidently have so much of our money that to “contribute to the revitalization of the city’s downtown” is more important than locating the administrative offices to a place that makes most sense from an operating expense, efficiency, and capital cost perspective.
In other words, “children second”.
Further from the plan:
On December 20, 2016 the EPISD Board of Trustees selected a parcel in downtown El Paso to relocate the administrative office.
We deserve better