EPISD–transfer credits follow-up audit

EPISD recently published a report dealing with an internal audit of the process used to grant or deny credit for course completion to students transferring into the district.

The audit report outlined seven problems as follows:

  1. 39% of applicable students’ transfer course credits were either not earned or shorted by the district.
  2. 40% of applicable students’s transfer requests were not correctly evaluated.
  3. 13% had the incorrect school year recorded
  4. 24% of the cases had inadequate documentation in the files
  5. 31% of the courses that were evaluated resulted in an incorrect grade being credited to the student
  6. Roughly one third of the cases were not documented within the state required 30 day period.
  7. 61% of the foreign transfers resulted in the student being awarded the incorrect Spanish course.

We have heard a lot of lip service from the district staff, their board, law enforcement agencies, and The El Paso Times about how horrible it was when in the past the district “cheated” in evaluating transfer credits.

We deserve better

Brutus

11 Responses to EPISD–transfer credits follow-up audit

  1. Tapped Out EPISD Taxpaying Parent says:

    Dear Trustees Byrd, Fenenbock, et.al., this is performance that merits that $45K increase? This shows he “improved student outcomes?” I dare say your performance is as abysmal if not more than his. The culture of corruption continues.

    Like

    • Pensive says:

      More often that not corruption is interpreted to mean illegal. Many of the things we seeing going on in El Paso government might not be illegal, but they are immoral, unethical, unscrupulous, and unprincipled, all of which are included in the definition of corrupt. Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right, especially when it is being done for the personal gain of a few at the expense of others.

      Like

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why aren’t the counselors making the mistakes in the unemployment line. Many of these high school counselors have a lot of years under their belt. When will they be held accountable?

    Like

  3. Y Que! says:

    Fenenbock’s goal is to bring harm to our world. But karma will repair what she has done.

    Like

  4. Uh Oh says:

    EPISD administrators have probably already started a witch hunt to find you.

    If you were actually threatened, you should speak up. If you express legitimate, constructive concerns, retaliation by them is grounds for a lawsuit.

    Maybe it’s time for your and the other teachers to stand up and step up.

    Have you and other teachers not asked yourselves why your union leaders are not supporting you? They seem to have sold you out.

    Like

  5. anonymous says:

    How much taxpayer money was spent on the big EPISD section in El Paso Inc newspaper last weekend? Just a few weeks ago Inc gave its person of the year award to the EPISD superintendent and board president. Inc also contributed to the promotion of the EPISD bond.

    Like

  6. Anonymous says:

    It is an outrage that the Board claims that this poor excuse for a superintendent has met all the goals that they set for him. Didn’t they bring him in to fix the ugly things that Garcia and his people were doing to students who were going to make their scores look bad? All of these things were in the Weaver Report! Didn’t he read it? I think it is also outrageous how he is very selective in who he punishes. His favorites get a slap on the wrist and a lollipop. If the stuff in Brutus’s summary is true, and it seems like the report was an Audit so it must be, all of the people in charge of this should be demoted or fired for discrimination and violating student civil rights. But noooooo, slap on the wrist is all they get. The people listed in the report that was in the Times are named Cabrera, Bailey, Garcia, Castruita, Venegas, Felder and others. They should be in the unemployment line. But if you displease Emperor Cabrera or if you are expendable to him then he makes an example of you to put fear into the minions. At least two high school principals have found this out and were demoted for things that were much less serious than what the people in this report did.

    The thing about the local news chains and all the bigwigs in this town is that they brought this guy in. They bet everything on him and the Board of Managers fixing everything so they just can’t report anything bad about him because then people will realize they brought him in. So they will keep usIng kid gloves on him and letting him take our tax money. He is an ignorant, boorish, fumbling slob and a crook but no one is brave enough to take him on. My principal says that all the principals are scared because if they say or do anything that displeases the Red Queen Cabrera then off with their heads. The teachers at my school hate this man but they are afraid too. My principal actually told me I needed to keep my mouth shut because Cabrera can make me disappear and I’ll never be promoted ! I am working hard to get my principal certificate because I can’t get promoted without it. But yet he got paid while he earned his million dollars. How is that fair? And now I found out that all the students at our feeder middle school are going to have to find another place to learn because they are turning Armendariz into Loretto Academy? It was in the paper yesterday! The teachers at my school read this blog every day because this is where they find out what’s really happening. One of the teachers here knows him. She calls him an empty suit and says he is worse than they one that went to prison. You’re right Brutus. We deserve better.

    Like

    • Dan Wever says:

      You guys are of course very wrong. He is the best superintendent the EPISD has ever had. He is so good that when he wants to make some extra money by giving high paid speeches or serve on paid boards or consult for money and needs to be away from his district job he can ask the Board President for a vacation days recently given, in a new contract, and he can go get his extra money while the EPISD taxpayers pay him $1,543 a day for his doing so. His salary and benefits probably the best in the state proves he is the best. Money follows talent.

      Like

      • Reality Checker says:

        It’s a matter of semantics. When money “follows” talent, it is awarded after talent is proven by results. One thing he definitely has a proven talent for is using his experience as a lawyer to out negotiate the board.

        Like

    • Uh Oh says:

      Anonymous teacher,

      This earlier response was meant for you.

      EPISD administrators have probably already started a witch hunt to find you.

      If you were actually threatened, you should speak up. If you express legitimate, constructive concerns, retaliation by them is grounds for a lawsuit.

      Maybe it’s time for your and the other teachers to stand up and step up.

      Have you and other teachers not asked yourselves why your union leaders are not supporting you? They seem to have sold you out.

      Like

    • Anonymous says:

      Before you use names make sure they are in the actual reports some names aren’t even involved.

      Like

Leave a Reply -- you do not have to enter your email address

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: