Why is the city working so hard to finance urban sprawl?
We learned the other day that EPISD has decided to close underpopulated schools in order to save money.
Evidently they have around 30 schools that are running at 65% of capacity or below. According to the EPISD website they have 94 schools. That means that nearly 30% of their schools are one-third empty.
Wouldn’t encouraging infill projects help us fill the schools and reduce the need for additional roads, utilities, fire stations and all of the other things that the city does.
Won’t the school district end up having to build new schools to serve the new areas? Won’t that cost us even more money?
We deserve better