EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Independent School District has granted 55 new schools a major furniture upgrade to be paid for with newly allocated funds.
A total of $5 million has been allocated for desks, tables and other interior accessories to improve classroom environments, aesthetic and instructions, the district says.
Principals from the eligible, schools were invited Wednesday to a furniture showcase at Brown Middle School to the furniture for their schools.
The schools on the list are those that are not part of the 2016 Modernization bond program, which has the opportunity to pick active-learning furniture September 2017.
The superintendent of EPISD says new, modern furniture is a step in the right direction, not only for upgrades, but it’s the way classrooms are changing,
"Gone are the days of having students sit on rows of stiff desks in front of a chalkboard. The furniture and amenities we need in classrooms today are conducive to small-group learning and to different types of instruction. We want every corner and nook of the classroom to be a learning space, and our furniture must match that desire,” EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera said.
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