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  1. 1. Presented by: Business Team 5 Monica Pena Amro Hussien Carolina Meza Karla Perez
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Questions? Thank you for your attention!