• Highlights of EPISD and Ft. Bliss Relations

    1. EPISD proudly serves more than 6,000 military-connected students, which makes up more than 10% of EPISD’s total student enrollment.
    2. EPISD employs 17 Military Family Liaisons serving 11 Elementary Schools, three middle schools and four high schools to assist with transitions, communication, student advocacy, and military support.
    3. Fort Bliss employs seven Military Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) at Chapin, Powell, Hughey/Ross (shared), Logan, Milam, Nixon/Richardson (shared) and Bliss.
    4. William Beaumont Army Medical Center has behavioral health specialists embedded at Bliss, Milam and Powell Elementary Schools.
    5. EPISD fully funds, maintains and staffs four elementary schools (Bliss, Milam, Logan and Powell) and one high school (Chapin) on military property.
    6. As part of the historic ($667 million) 2016 bond, EPISD committed to building a sixth school on military property: a new middle school on Lower Beaumont.
    7. For more than 30 years, EPISD has paired our schools with Fort Bliss units in the Partnership in Education (PIE) volunteer program.
    8. In 2012, EPISD was awarded $13.3 million by the Department of Defense to rebuild Logan Elementary.
    9. EPISD offers a pre-registration day for new military families at campuses with a high concentration of military students.
    10. EPISD has been awarded six Department of Defense Education Activity grants that target Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives at campuses with enrollment of more than 15% military students.
    11. Since 2011, EPISD has received federal funding from the Army’s Child, Youth and School Services for the Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN) program. Three high schools and six middle schools receive funding for after school programs.
    12. Since 2014, EPISD has seated a senior Fort Bliss official as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.
    13. EPISD and Fort Bliss established a Military Collaborative Committee in 2014 which meets quarterly to improve communication between Fort Bliss and EPISD and better serve military families.