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New committee has important job ahead

The Ennis Independent School District and the citizens of Ennis got some very bad news this year when the Intermediate School campus was deemed unsafe for students only weeks before the start of the school year.
That determination started the long and difficult process of deciding how best to move forward in meeting the educational needs and space requirements of this growing community. In November, the EISD Board of Trustees made the decision not to attempt to repair the damage in order to reopen the school at its existing site.
We believe that was the right decision, as there was no guarantee that further structural problems would not crop up in the foreseeable future. As much money as has already been spent on the campus plus the added costs to make the building safe simply does not seem to be the wisest use of taxpayers’ money.
This month, the district formed a Facilities Needs Study Group committee to help decide the best way to move forward. They are tasked with looking at all of the options available, including where and when to construct new campuses in order to house all of our community’s students while continuing to provide the excellent education we’ve all come to appreciate and expect.
This is not an easy task, but we are confident the new committee will diligently tackle the challenges and seek innovative and cost-effective ways solve the problems. The group will meet several times after the first of the year and we look forward to following their progress and hearing their recommendations.
The year 2007 was a challenging one for our district and new Superintendent Dr. Eddie Dunn. More challenges lay ahead, but we are encouraged to see progress being made and we know the year ahead will help us to put this difficult chapter behind us.
We encourage our readers to stay informed on the progress being made and contribute their own ideas and suggestions where possible. The people of this community have pulled together to rise above the difficulties so far and we know they will continue to do so as we move forward in the year ahead.

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