EPISD Superintendent: Rumors of Betsy DeVos visit to El Paso not true


EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera is setting the record straight about Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ rumored visit to El Paso.

According to Cabrera, several members of the district community received an email from Ross Moore, the President of the El Paso Federation of Teachers and Support Personnel, claiming that he had arranged for DeVos to visit the Borderland.

However, Cabrera says it’s not true.

“EPISD has had no communication with either the U.S. Department of Education or Secretary DeVos regarding a visit to El Paso,” Cabrera confirmed in a letter. “Further, EPISD has no indication that a visit by Secretary DeVos is planned in the near future or at all.”

In the letter, Cabrera asked Moore to retract the email and issue an apology to the district for spreading false information.

Although the rumors of DeVos’ visit are not valid, Cabrera said he’d welcome the opportunity to showcase EPISD’s successes.

“If Secretary DeVos, any senior official or Cabinet member does pay a visit to El Paso, we as a district should take the opportunity to showcase the exemplary work happening in our schools, and then strongly advocate for additional support and funding for public education,” he said.

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