Business Team 5
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.
To help develop students maturity to levels required by
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
10th largest district in Texas and is the 61st largest district in the
Provides programs for GED, citizenship classes, and has several
magnet schools available.
Produces 9,000 Jobs and is currently the largest employer in El
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
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.
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
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
Schools meet with students to discuss
safety topics. Examples are:
How to treat family members/others
Individual counseling is available to all
Current Communication Problem in
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
The EPISD has zero tolerance for violent
behavior and classifies four different types
Level 1 offense- the use of inappropriate
level 2 offense- the possession and use of
Level 3 offense- inciting a fight or in the
act of fighting,
Level 4 offense- possessing a knife or
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
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
Fear of students being punished for speaking out on an act of
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
The schools in the district do not have a strict enforcement of
programs that make parent/teacher interaction mandatory for
The Solution to the
How can parents, teachers and students
focus on communication to help with
safety at school?
Areas That Lack
Teachers, and Students
Solutions that begin with Top
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
Solutions That Begin with the
Barriers of communication among the
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
Community outreach programs
Non-Profit Organizations for families