The El Paso Independent School District held a school board meeting Thursday evening.
On the agenda was a presentation by the Texas Education Agency on how the monitoring process of the district would work.
Behind closed doors, a legal consultation with the board on the TEA accreditation results.
This wasn't the typical EPISD meeting people are used to seeing. No shouting matches, No calls for resignations. Besides the media and a handful of other people, the board room was pretty empty.The board came in, sat down and within minutes they decided to move into executive session behind closed doors.
Everyone else at the meeting was forced to wait. Once the board members came -out an hour and forty-five minutes later - they weren't able to show a presentation as to how the TEA monitor would conduct the job. The EPISD board said they couldn't get someone to give the presentation with such short notice.
As far as talks about the accreditation probation the TEA gave the district, the board announced that they did not agree with the terms of accreditation probation from the TEA. However, for the sake of moving the district forward, they will accept any TEA sanctions to acquire professional services to help them, and they welcomed the TEA monitor to the district.
Board member Russell Wiggs said everyone has to remember there are a lot of teachers, students and parents who have worked hard to develop students in the district and they have to do anything they can to move foward.
When the meeting ended, ABC-7 attempted to interview a board member or two but were refused.
Anthony Safi, EPISD attorney did say they could not remark on TEA findings because of legalities.