It looks like the EPISD board is having some internal dissension about where their new central office should be.
Under the state appointed board of managers the board chose to hire an architectural firm to design a building to be located on Trans Mountain.
The current board recently changed that and is moving forward with the purchase of land and a building on North Stanton.
Now two of the board members have requested that the issue be reconsidered at the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 board meeting.
From the background packet:
(To afford greater transparency for public consumption; to make clear that BEST VALUE for the public and EPISD has been considered for this costly expenditure and that the move will benefit and support current EPISD operational requirements and those of the several decades to follow; and, to have an environmental impact study/survey or the like ,with a statement furnished about the two (2) aforementioned properties that shall be provided to a committee of citizens for final relocation determination.) Presenter: Charles Taylor
MOTION: I move that the Board approve the requested withdrawal; commission an Environmental Impact Study/Survey, or the like, to seek a BEST VALUE statement; appoint a committee of citizens from the 7- single-member Districts to assist with the BEST VALUE determination; and, then provide the EPISD constituency with that BEST VALUE Board decision.
Hmm. Public input? Best value?
We’ll see how that goes.
We deserve better