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El Paso Independent School District (episd)Communication Issues and solutions 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. 10th largest district in Texas and is the 61st 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 125th 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 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