EPISD accepting input on potential school closures

Education

El Paso Independent School District is asking parents to share their thoughts about the proposed campus closures it is considering closing at the end of the school year.

The district has created a portal where parents can learn more about the district’s “Rightsizing for the Future” initiative and where parents can share their concerns and opinions.

The district said the board of trustees will consider the input received online.

According to EPISD, the school closures are a way for them to balance the budget. The district said by closing campuses it would save millions of dollars in the next school year.

The board is considering two options on the potential closure of three schools and the early consolidation of Schuster Elementary.

The closure of Schuster was approved for consolidation under the 2016 voter-approved bond. The original consolidation date was set for 2021 but moves up the date to next school year.

Both options include early consolidation of Schuster Elementary.

Option 1 would also include the closure of Alta Vista, Beall and Burleson Elementary Schools.

Option 2 would close Alta Vista, Douglass and Burleson.

Cick here to provide the district feedback on the portal.

The district has also scheduled a series of in-person community meetings. The meetings are scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • Jan. 9: Alta Vista, 1000 N. Grama St.; and Beall, 320. S. Piedras St. 
  • Jan. 10: Burleson, 4400 Blanco Ave.; and Schuster, 5505 Will Ruth Ave. 
  • Jan. 11; Douglass, 101 S. Eucalyptus St.

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