DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(060418) – ECISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 04, 2018 – THE ECTOR COUNTY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD A SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY, JUNE 4TH TO DISCUSS A TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION OR TRE. (DELMA ABALOS, ECISD-BOARD OF TRUSTEES, POSITION 2) “IF WE WANT TO GO BEYOND A POINT IN OUR TAX RATE THAT IS LEGAL, WE HAVE TO ASK THE COMMUNITY FOR PERMISSION TO DO THIS.” THE ESTIMATED $11, 430,000, WOULD BE USED FOR IMPROVEMENT TO SCHOOLS, NEW BUSES, A PAY RAISE FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF, AND FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF SCHOOLS. DELMA ABALOS AND BOARD PRESIDENT CAROL GREGG DID NOT SUPPORT THE TRE. (DELMA ABALOS, ECISD-BOARD OF TRUSTEES, POSITION 2) “I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE MORE TIME AND EXPLAIN IT TO THE COMMUNITY, WHY WE NEED THIS RATE HIKE, AND WHAT WE PLAN TO DO WITH THE MONEY IF THEY APROVE IT.” A MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY JUNE 15TH, TO VOTE ON THE TRE. THIS MEETING TIME MAY CONFLICT THE WITH SCHEDULES OF SOME OF THE BOARD MEMBERS. (DELMA ABALOS, ECISD-BOARD OF TRUSTEES, POSITION 2) “THE 15TH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A MEETING, WHERE SO MANY OF US, WERE’NT EVEN GOING TO BE HERE, THAT’S IRRESPONSIBLE TO ME. IT SHOULD BE A WHOLE BOARD THAT’S HERE MAKING THAT DECISION FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.” DELMA ABOLOS SAYS THAT THE CITY OF ODESSA SUPPORTS EDUCATION, BUT THAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO BE WELL INFORMED, BEFORE ASKING CONSTITUANTS TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF TAX RATE INCREASE. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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Author: Danny Barrera