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