Parents and community members who wish to provide input on the proposed closure of schools being considered by the EPISD Board of Trustees can log on and have their voice heard.
Using EPISD’s Let’s Talk customer-service portal, the District has developed a site where participants can learn more about the District’s Rightsizing for the Future initiative and give their concerns and opinions. The website can be accessed by clicking here.
While on the website, participants can review presentations, read frequently asked questions and provide input that will be relayed to the EPISD Board of Trustees in anticipation of the discussion on school closures scheduled for January.
The Board is considering two options on the potential closure of three schools and early consolidation of Schuster Elementary School, which already had been slated for a merger with Dowell and Crosby elementary schools as part of the Bond 2016 program.
According to EPISD officials, “Rightsizing would create fiscal sustainability in EPISD and streamline the number of campuses the District operates.”
Option 1 of the plan calls for the closure of Alta Vista, Beall and Burleson elementary schools, and the early consolidation of Schuster. Option 2 would close Alta Vista, Douglass and Burleson, and also include the early consolidation of Schuster.
The District also has scheduled a series of in-person community meetings at potentially-impacted campuses to discuss the proposed rightsizing plans.
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.