Monday, August 31, 2015

2015-2016 EPEF Grant Opportunity

The Eagle Pass Educational Foundation (“EPEF”) is a non-profit organization created to develop and expand educational opportunities for students of the Eagle Pass Independent School District.  One of its principal goals is to identify and fund worthy innovative projects whose costs exceed the limitations of the district’s regular budget.
EPEF will direct it’s funding to single campus and single classroom projects.  General project qualification guidelines;  

  1. Projects must enhance and support the instructional program;
  2. Campus projects must be approved by the campus principal;
  3. Project grant requests must be submitted on time
EPEF has elected to limit the number of grant requests that will be accepted from a given campus to three (3). 

Please follow the instructions below in order to apply for funding consideration. The process requires that all grant requests be submitted to EPEF by October 2, 2015

The following items will not be funded by the foundation:
  1. Personnel stipends/salaries and staff development costs
  2. Capital outlay items (fixtures, furnishings, and equipment) such as computer hardware, cameras, and bookshelves.
  3. Travel costs and lodging (field trips).
  4. Food, candy, drinks or any promotional items (stickers, pencils, pads, erasers, etc.).

Grant Request Submittal Instructions:
  1. Please download and fill out the EPEF Innovative Teaching Grant Application.   This will be considered as the “official version” of your grant request and submittal. Applications are available on the Eagle Pass I.S.D. website.
  2. Please do not modify the document formatting or try to substitute an “equivalent” document. 
  3. Upon completion of the Innovative Teaching Grant Application, please print a hard copy for signature(s) and submit.
  4. Please do not submit any pamphlets, brochures, price lists, photos, or other material with the signed hard copy of your submittal.
  5. Secure the required approval signatures.  Failure to secure the required signatures will be cause for the submittal to be rejected. 
  6. Send a hard copy of the grant request application form with the signature page to:
Mr. Gilberto Gonzalez, Superintendent of Schools
Eagle Pass I.S.D. District Service Center - Superintendent Office
Faxed transmissions will not be accepted.  
  1. We suggest you keep a copy of the grant request and signature page for your records.   
Time Table
We will begin accepting project grant applications beginning Monday, August 31, 2015. 
  1. Deadline for the grant application submission is no later than 5:00pm (Central Time), Friday, October 2, 2015.
Extensions of the deadlines will not be considered. Grant Review Committee's decisions are final.  Don’t take a chance – please submit early.  
If you have questions, please call:
            Superintendent’s Office
                773-5181  ext. 1002


Tuesday, August 25, 2015


The EPISD Police Department is committed to providing an environment where students feel safe to learn, employees feel safe to work and the community is confident in the safety of the district.  Recognizing that law enforcement needs change constantly, we are pleased to inform the community that our Police Department continues to stay up-to-date on training vital in the law enforcement profession.  The department works closely with all local municipal police departments, and state and Federal agencies within the Maverick County area.  The EPISD Police Department is comprised of committed professionals who strive for superior safety on all campuses and district facilities. 

On Tuesday, August 18, the agencies officers met at both the C.C. Winn High School campus and the EPISD Transportation Department in order to participate in a multi-agency training day.  With the assistance of the Customs and Border Protection SRT (Special Response Team) and the Maverick County Sheriff’s SWAT team.  The Agencies officers conducted active shooter drills, bus/vehicle assaults and were given instruction regarding tactical formation and approach.  The tactics and formations were modeled and the EPISD officers were later guided through hands on training and practice.  Finally the officers were given the opportunity for independent practice and had the opportunity to experience on all the tactics that were discussed.  These drills introduced life saving techniques and allowed the EPISD officers to gain hands on knowledge in active shooter response.

The following day, August 19, the EPISD Police Department met at the multi-agency shooting range.  With the guidance and assistance of the Texas DPS Criminal Investigation Division Range Masters, the officers were put through rigorous live fire training exercises where they were given the opportunity to utilize the skills learned the previous day.  Officers were able to identify their physical, emotional, and tactical limitations and strengths in high stress situations.   In this controlled environment it enabled the EPISD officers to determine and adapt to necessary changes to better protect and serve the students, staff and community.

In addition to providing School-based Officers, and Investigators the EPISD Police Department provides emergency response services.  On Friday, August 21, EPISD officers were assisted and trained by Athletic Trainers and obtained CPR/AED certification.

“Our Police Department is committed to the safety and security of our students” said Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez.  “Consistent training is essential and is top priority in this profession.” 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Welcome New Teachers!

Starting a new job can feel like the first day of school.  EPISD held their annual new teacher staff development training this week. Training began on Monday, August 10, at the Deluna Center.  
There can be sense of uneasiness, and nervousness on the first day of school, much like starting a new job, in a new district.  EPISD wants to make our new teachers feel right at home by extending a warm welcome to our family of educators. This Friday, the new staff met with most of the central office administration and received inspiring words from our Superintendent of Schools, Gilberto Gonzalez.
On Behalf of Eagle Pass Independent School District, we would like to welcome all new teachers to the EPISD Family!

Monday, August 10, 2015

National Lunch and Breakfast Program

The Eagle Pass Independent School District, today announced its policy for serving meals for children under the National Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program for the 2015-2016 school year, which would allow for all children at all schools/sites to be served meals at no charge

For additional information please contact the following person:

Eagle Pass Independent School District 
Attention:  Hector Vielma, Food Service Coordinator 
1654 Veterans Boulevard 
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
(8300 773-0287 

Friday, August 7, 2015

EPISD Bus Safety Procedures


Bus Safety and Conduct

2015 Bus Route - DAEP & PEP

2015 Bus Route - Kirchner

2015 Bus Route - EPJ

2015 Bus Route - MJH

2015 Bus Route - EPHS

2015 Bus Route - CC WINN

2015 Bus Route - RVLA

2015 Bus Route - LDC

2015 Bus Route - Kennedy Hall

2015 Bus Route - ECC

2015 Bus Routes - Seco Mines

2015 Bus Route - San Luis

2015 Bus Routes - Sam Houston

2015 Bus Route - Rosita Valley

2015 Bus Routes - Liberty and Graves

2015 Bus Route - Henry B. Gonzalez

2015 Bus Route - Nellie Mae Glass

2015 Bus Route - Pete Gallego

2015 Bus Route - Ray H Darr

2015 Bus Route - Benavides

2015 Bus Route - Perfecto Mancha

2015 Bus Routes - Armando Cerna