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‘Facility Needs’ group formed

The Facility Needs Study Committee, appointed at the direction of the EISD Board of Trustees, met for the first time Monday night in the Board Room of the EISD Administration Building.
Dr. Mack Boyd, school board vice president, welcomed committee members and thanked them for their willingness to participate. Using a mission trip he took to Sudan as an example, he said students in that African nation must overcome the disadvantages of their facilities during the learning process.
In Ennis, Boyd said that community members understand the importance of a conducive learning environment for students.
“Your role as a member of this committee is a very important one,” he added.
Dr. Eddie Dunn, EISD superintendent, reminded the committee of its charge – to focus on the enrollment growth within the district and the needs created by the closing of the Ennis Intermediate School campus.
The committee plans to meet three times in January and once in February to determine its findings before presenting its recommendations to the school board.The composition of the committee represents a broad spectrum of the community, including parents with children in school, parents without children in school, retired educators, business owners, community volunteers, past and current public officials, pastors, law enforcement officers, and representatives of other professions.
One of the questions asked during the meeting focused on the timeframe for a decision on what will happen to fourth and fifth grade students next year. These students are currently housed either at the elementary schools or at the Sixth Grade Center.
Dr. Dunn said the committee’s work will help influence the decision on plans for next year.
He expects a decision will be made sometime around mid-spring.

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