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  • Presented by: Business Team 5 Monica Pena Amro Hussien Carolina Meza Karla Perez
  • Goals for the EPISD
    • Mission Statement : The mission of the El Paso Independent School District is to meet the diverse needs of all students and empower them to become successful members of a global community.
    • Goals:
    • To help develop students maturity to levels required by today’s society.
    • To create a high level of education by investing in faculty and teachers to enrich the minds of students.
  • Growth and Development
    • EPISD counts for more than 63,000 students in 94 different campuses.
    • 10 th largest district in Texas and is the 61 st largest district in the United States.
    • Provides programs for GED, citizenship classes, and has several magnet schools available.
    • Produces 9,000 Jobs and is currently the largest employer in El Paso.
  • History
    • District first started in 1882
    • In 1883, EPISD built the first public kindergarten class in the entire state of Texas located at the current Central Elementary School.
    • O.T Bassett was elected the first president of EPISD
    • El Paso High School become an important historical benchmark for EPISD as the oldest operating high school in El Paso. The high school has been operating since 1916.
    • In 2008, EPISD celebrated its 125 th anniversary.
  • Current Communication Process
    • How the El Paso ISD currently communicates regarding safety concerns:
    • Start communication at an early age
    • Letters are sent out to parents
    • Visitor passes are required
    • Employee and volunteer
    • background checks
  • Current Communication Process
    • Students have access to the Administration and teachers to address any concerns.
    • Phone messaging system in place
      • Contacts parents and automatic message informs parent of any messages the school district needs to send out.
    • Mass sending of mail to employees
    • EPISD website
  • Current Communication Process
    • Schools meet with students to discuss safety topics. Examples are:
      • Stranger/Danger
      • How to treat family members/others
    • Individual counseling is available to all students
    • Parent classes
    • Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Current Communication Problem in the EPISD
    • The lack of proper formal communication between parents, teachers, and students.
    • The lack of interest for parents to get involved in knowing what their kids are doing in school.
    • Teacher unawareness of problems with children in school due to a poor child development program
    • The ongoing fighting between kids that the schools have little to no awareness or prevention techniques to minimize theses instances.
    • Inadequate amount of security guards and supervision that allows children to commit acts of violence and be under the influence of drugs.
  • Alternative Course of Action for Troubled Students
    • The EPISD has zero tolerance for violent behavior and classifies four different types of misdemeanors.
    • Level 1 offense- the use of inappropriate language
    • level 2 offense- the possession and use of tobacco products
    • Level 3 offense- inciting a fight or in the act of fighting,
    • Level 4 offense- possessing a knife or firearm
  • Alternative Course of Action for Troubled Students (Continued)
    • The EPISD has alternative schools for children who have committed crimes or need additional help.
    • Raymond Telles Academy - enters middle school and high school students referred by the El Paso County Juvenile Probation Center.
    • Juvenile Sentence Center/ Delta Academy- enrolls children who have violated parole or have committed crimes
  • Reasons why the communication barrier exists
    • The teacher not having the proper knowledge to deal with situations appropriately
    • Fear of students being punished for speaking out on an act of wrongdoing.
    • The children are the medium in the communication process between the teachers and parents. The medium is often distorted which helps create that barrier In the communication process.
    • The schools in the district do not have a strict enforcement of programs that make parent/teacher interaction mandatory for every child.
  • The Solution to the Communication Challenge
    • How can parents, teachers and students focus on communication to help with safety at school?
    • Areas That Lack
    • Communication Strategies
    • Removal of
    • Communication Barriers
    • between Parents,
    • Teachers, and Students
  • Solutions that begin with Top Faculty
    • Implement additional child development programs
      • Need for principals encouragement of reporting
      • Principal’s mandatory duty “scholastic and safety”
    •  
    • Programs that would remain mandatory for teachers
      • Occur on a regular basis
      • Designed to create awareness
    • Programs that create rapport and communication between the teacher/student
      • Provide yearly orientations for all school staff members  
      • Related informative correspondence and emails throughout the scholastic year
  • Solutions That Begin with the Parent
    • Barriers of communication among the student/parent
    • Areas of assessment in communication:
      • Neglected by the student’s own parents
      • Disassembled families going through a divorce
      • Parents may not know how to come across with a strong topic
    • Obtaining Help:
      • PTA
      • Community outreach programs
      • Non-Profit Organizations for families
  • Questions?
    • Thank you for your
    • attention!