Building for failure

Yikes!

Talk about shrinking.

This slide came from a presentation to the EPISD board relating to combining Basset middle school with their Young Women’s Academy.

According to the slide the combined enrollment of the two schools this year is 1,261 students.

Three years from now they are  predicting 971.

Yet they want to build an entirely new facility.

We deserve better

Brutus

7 Responses to Building for failure

  1. Here We Go Again says:

    On the subject of EPISD, this is from the Times:

    “Trustees in April approved $456,200 in funding to pay for a historic architectural study of El Paso High’s facade. The study is being conducted by Nine Degrees Architecture & Design who, in turn, are consulting with Gensler, a San Francisco-based firm.”

    So……………..

    EPISD promised that $500,000 of the recent bond would be used to maintain the EPH facade. Okay, but a half million dollars to STUDY the facade?!?!?! Why does this require two firms?!?!?! The local firm is based in Sunland Park, not El Paso. Either the local firm is qualified or they’re not. The San Francisco firm has ties to Texas Tech.

    Draw your own conclusion.

    Like

  2. Judy Maddox says:

    New email Msweezer@gmail.com

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Like

  3. Anonymous says:

    And yet, they aren’t closing schools as originally planned this year due to public pressure. Kicking the can down the road is weak leadership and costing taxpayers money.

    Like

    • Anonymous says:

      EPISD, Cabrera, the School Board have NO concern about wasting, costing TAXPAYERS money. THEY can always TAKE MORE in tax INCREASES.

      Like

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well yeah. THEY have the Bonds, our money, MORE tax INCREASES. WE couldn’t expect THEM to stop TAKING OUR money, give anything back. Maybe could just blow it off on Cabrera and his minions, the School Board??

    Like

  5. Mike Schwartz says:

    (GRIN) You miss the point. If they only have 971 students then they only need 21.5 teachers, 1 counselor, 1 AP, and 1 Principal. True cost savings by getting rid of faculty and staff.

    Like

Leave a Reply -- you do not have to enter your email address

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: