EPISD Might Put An Over Half-Billion Dollar Bond Before Taxpayers This Year
El Paso Independent School District taxpayers might be asked to pass a more than half-billion dollar bond this November.
A group of 80 community members has made their decision on what EPISD needs to do to deal with a shrinking student population and aging infrastructure. EPISD officials say the district is on pace to lose 5,000 students in the next five years, and the 30 million dollars in state and federal funding that they bring to the district. That's why district officials asked the El Paso ISD Facilities Advisory Committee to look at every campus in the district to determine how to better use the buildings they have and get rid of the ones that cost too much money to keep up.
The FAC said some of the things that should be included in a proposed bond are:
A 56 million dollar rebuild of Burges High School
A 39 million dollar renovation of Jefferson/Silva High School
A 73 million dollar rebuild of Coronado High School
Consolidating Lincoln K-8 with Bond and Roberts elementary schools
Consolidating Henderson K-8 with Bonaham elementary school
The FAC will present their bond proposal to the EPISD board members on August 9, and they will have until August 22 to call for a bond. If that happens, you will see the bond on this November's ballot.