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EPISD is brainstorming for bonds

possible upcoming bond. the district says their in need of better facilities. some of those buildings they say were built in the 1950’s abc-7’s jerry najera was at the meeting he is live with the story … rick estela the facilities advisory committee which consists of members of the community– businesses and district officials talked about a five year plan. a plan that they hope will provide their students with 21st century learning. “our children today are used much different environment than we had when we were going to school so that means really changing the way our classrooms look” district spokeswoman melissa martinez says this is the districts facilities advisory committee’s 6th meeting the committee has already toured several schools to see for themselves just what the district needs to improve on. “they are reall looking at a new presentation on what the possibilities are where we would like to take our facilities to support our academic initiatives and programming” district officials talked about a five year plan. the plan includes active learning for students a more hands on approach and creating unique learning spaces. “if w are asking children to collaborate together to work on projects together right now the way our spaces are built and exist they are very confing” the plans also include new campuses and consolidation of old ones wich have raised some opposition with parents in the past “we have too many buildings within the district we have too many school buildings our enrollment continues to decline therefore our funding declines so it is a real challenge that we have that’s money that’s going to our operating costs that could instead be used for academic programming” the committe is expected to present the recommendations to the board august 10th. the board can decide to call a bond august 16th and the district could see a bond in the november elections. superintendent stan rounds will no longer be the head of the las

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