It seems that someone over at EPISD is having problems with arithmetic again.
The Times published this article back in June, 2018. In it they listed elementary schools that the district was considering for closure.
Rivera elementary was shown to have 360 students putting it at 51 percent of capacity.
Back in March of 2015 the district published the Jacobs study (994 pages) of EPISD facilities.
In the study Jacobs tells us that Rivera has a permanent capacity (no portable classrooms) of 388 students.
That means that the school was at 93 percent of its capacity when the Times ran the article.
According to a October 10, 2018 report to the board the school has 331 students today (85%).
Even more concerning is that Polk elementary (eight tenths of a mile away from Rivera) has 700 students today in a school with a permanent capacity of 615.
They could transfer students from Polk to Rivera and Rivera would be at 100% of its capacity.
Then again it looks like the district just wants to close Rivera and is willing to publish inaccurate statistics to justify their plans.
We deserve better