The battle between two of our potential congressional candidates (the county judge and the president of the EPISD school board) is heating up.
We are beginning to see articles in the Times that shine light on problems relating to the EPISD superintendent and the board president. It would be nice if these articles were the result of the Times doing good investigative reporting about our local governments. Instead, it looks to us that the Times is trying to influence the upcoming election. Without regard to their motivation, we are thankful for their coverage.
The latest article dealt with travel expenses racked up by the superintendent and the board president. Evidently the superintendent and board president have been living it up while traveling on district business.
The Times informed us that the superintendent said he wasn’t familiar with state laws regarding government employee’s travel expenses. What a shame. They also told us that the superintendent has “severe health issues” and must travel in first-class on longer trips. Try applying for a job at the district with “severe health issues”.
We can expect to hear more about this as teachers are being asked bear the brunt of the district’s financial problems.
We deserve better