EPISD–$12 teachers

EPISD considered approving a contract with an out of town firm to provide summer school classes at their Tuesday, April 18, 2017 meeting.

The purchase would be made through a buy board.  Twenty-six companies were awarded contracts by the buy board as a result of the “bidding” process.

Each of the offerings from the companies were rated on a scale of zero to ten.

The company that EPISD has chosen was rated at 7.2, the lowest rating given to any of the companies.

The services that the buy board authorized the company to sell under their contract were “Paraprofessionals, web technologies, and design”.

EPISD appears to have chosen the “For a summer learning program with a 1:30 teacher to student ratio staffed by certified teachers at $12 per hour” option.

EPISD considers certified teachers to be professionals according to the EPISD web site.

The company’s contract with the buy board does not authorize them to offer professionals.  There seems to be a conflict here.

Will certified teachers work for $12 per hour?  Thirty children per class.  Is that a fair wage?

We deserve better


12 Responses to EPISD–$12 teachers

  1. Anonymous says:

    My wife and I work for the district and summer school teachers get $35 per hour. I think the program referenced in this post is for one or more specific enrichment programs NOT the normal summer school curriculum. I’m pretty sure the district is trying the K-5 Appleton Summer Labs program and the focus is on STEAM. Just another program selling their wares and trying to make a buck but Appleton has won some awards for their program (take that with a grain of salt).


    • Brutus says:

      Thank you.

      From what the documents look like the district is buying services that were not awarded through the buy board process.

      Further the issue us “certified teachers” with 30 students per teacher with the teacher being paid $12 per hour simply does not make sense.

      Can you help us understand better?



      • Dan Wever says:

        Checked this company out and found this ad in city they are from.
        Public Schools in El Paso are being Privatised! I think it is too late to do anything about it. As one Governor candidate once said “you just need to lay back and enjoy it”

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  2. Dan Wever says:

    Does anyone else see that these 26 companies can now go to districts and offer extra benefits if chosen or selected because all the bidding rules have now been fulfilled? Districts can also go to them and ask what they can do for the people doing the buying. Buy boards are just an easy way to facilitate corruption.


  3. Anon says:

    Brutus, please point out the backup material for this purchase.


  4. Anonymous says:

    No doubt “English as a Second Language” classes.


  5. Beto Moore says:

    Hey, it’s for the kids.


  6. What???? says:

    Excuse me. They what??? They privatized summer school? How the H… does that work??


  7. They can’t find enough of their regular teachers willing to work the Summer School schedule? Or, they are not willing to pay their regular teachers a fair stipend?


  8. Anon says:

    They work for that wage for Charter and private schools…why not for EPISD?


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