The Times tells us that EPISD is considering the closure of 11 elementary schools that are underutilized.
That may be a good idea.
Then again we should not have any confidence in the belief that the district has figured out where to move the students and teachers to nor what the moves will do to their bus transportation needs.
Will the schools that receive these students have the capacity to handle them? Don’t assume that the issue has been thought through.
For all we know they will decide that they need to build new schools to replace the ones that they are closing.
The taxpayers also deserve answers as to why the district spent millions of dollars on brand new multipurpose buildings for some of these elementary schools when they knew that the schools were underutilized.
The picture below was taken on June 21, 2016 at Carlos Rivera elementary school, one of the schools that they are thinking about closing.
The banner tells us that they were building a new building for the very school that is now on the list for closure.
The district knew that these schools were underutilized for years yet they wasted our dollars building unneeded facilities.
I wonder who will ultimately profit from these properties.
We deserve better