Isn’t it sad that the goals the EPISD board evidently set for the superintendent they hired in 2013 were a “balanced budget, finances and last fall’s passage of the $668.7 million bond issue”?
Many of us might have hoped that the school board would have given the superintendent the goal of improving the education of our children.
The school board president now tells us that “the district will be ‘laser-focused’ on students to improve scores, increase enrollment in college, the military or vocational certification and making sure that students are literate in two or more languages”.
Defining the term
Traditional dictionaries like Websters don’t seem to have gotten around to defining “laser-focused” so we rely here on urbandictionary.com. According to them the term means:
Intensely paying attention to a single object, concept, person, or activity to the exclusion of everything else.
Which is it?
So now which way will it be? Will the district finally ask the superintendent to pay attention to the education of our children or will he be asked to spend our bond funds the way the moneyed interests want the money spent?
We deserve better