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Seeing Red Over the Color Yellow

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 5:19pm

EL PASO - The debate continues over the color of a school in the El Paso Independent School District.

"It's not really what we want, it's what the kids like and if you talk to any of the kids they love the color of their school."

For five years... Lorena Colon has lived across the street from Whitaker Elementary School... where she says students are tickled pink with the color yellow.

"It's a great color because they're the rainbows anyway and I think like to have just multiple colors for the kids and especially elementary school, I think it's a great idea for them.  It gets them excited to go to school."

EPISD repainted the faded building its original color at the end of last school year after a 20-member committee composed of district employees, PTA members, neighborhood association representatives and area residents decided on the shade.

"It was a lengthy process to have all of these discussions.  There were several meetings and we took everybody's input into consideration."

EPISD's Berenice Zubia says the school will remain yellow even though some area residents don't think the color cuts the mustard.

Zubia advises... it's the inside that counts.

"What is happening inside those walls is that children are learning, they're having fun and they're in a good environment."

Now that's passing with flying colors.
 

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