EPISD is finally trying to do something about the planetarium that will be destroyed when they vacate their current central office location.
From the Tuesday, May 15, 2018 EPISD agenda:
On November 16, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved the submission of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium to be located in City District 4, or a location that will best benefit the district community. In addition, the Board of Trustees approved for the application to be submitted with a 10% cost match with a funding amount to not exceed $1,390,218.00. Through a recent project defense, the City of El Paso has recommended an adjustment of the cost share. Therefore, the Department of Fund and Partnership Stewardship proposes for the Board to approve Ms. Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria, Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations, as the District’s appointee to be able to negotiate the amount of cost share for the CDBG program that will not exceed $500,0000.00.
It appears that they think it will cost 1.39 million dollars. The district is hoping that the city will pay all but half a million of that.
City district 4 covers the northeast part of town.