Eyes on the Board September 24, 2015-Special Meeting

The EPISD Board of Trustees met this morning (9.14.15) at 8:00 AM. There was one action item. That was the El Paso AFT and Texas AFT Campaign to reduce the healthcare cost burden back to the State. After discussions with the Board of Trustees and the Superintendent, the following Resolution was adopted after discussion by a unanimous vote.

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the El Paso Independent School District recognizes that quality healthcare coverage at a reasonable cost to employees is a fundamental employee need;


Eyes on the Board September 15, 2015

The EPISD Board of Trustees met last night. Two major items came up. The first involved the drop in enrollment. The second was the public Kick Off of the El Paso AFT and Texas AFT Healthcare Cost Campaign.


An End to the Endless 8 Hour Day

I am happy to announce a Federation ‘win’.

The “Endless Eight Hour Day” of DK(REGULATION) was imposed on Daily Employees (teachers, librarians, counselors…) last Fall.  We have all felt the impact of two or three “emergency meetings” after normal duty hours a week or the Principals who felt it appropriate to hold Faculty Meetings that lasted until 5:30 Friday afternoons.


TRE Update and Polling Places

I want to update you on the EPISD Tax Ratification Election which will occur on Saturday, August 22nd.  As you know, the Federation is endorsing and actively supporting this measure. Three items are noteworthy.


The ScorePublic Schools-18, Charters-0

Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education Vice-Chairman issued the below press release comparing public education with charter schools. It is telling, and I ask you to take the time to read it. I have included a chart comparing charter salaries in El Paso County compared to EPISD and the county ISD average.