There are potential major changes in store for the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).
After 14 community meetings, the district staff proposed the closing of 19 campuses — with the majority of them being elementary schools. Let’s break down what we know.
What is rightsizing?
You may have heard of the restructuring, or “rightsizing” study the SAISD Board of Trustees conducted over the summer to prevent low school enrollment, and a potential financial crisis. The study analyzed school building capacity and its potential to create supportive environments for classrooms, students, teachers, and school leaders.
Proposed school closures
Based on the findings of that study, a list of 19 schools was presented for possible closure this week — District Six was the only community to not have any proposed closures. Here are the potential closures:
- Lamar Elementary School
- Pershing Elementary School
- Carroll Early Childhood Center
- Douglass Elementary School
- Gates Elementary School
- Miller Elementary School
- Tynan Early Childhood Center
- Forbes Elementary School
- Foster Elementary School
- Highland Park Elementary School
- Collins Garden Elementary School
- Knox Elementary School
- Lowell Middle School
- Riverside Park Elementary School
- Ogden Elementary School
- Storm Elementary School
- Baskin Elementary School
- Huppertz Elementary School
- Nelson ECC
You can learn more about the district staff recommendations and proposals on the district’s website.
So what’s next?
Over the next two months, district staff will conduct neighborhood community meetings to gather feedback and address any concerns.
The SAISD Board will vote on final closures on Monday, Nov. 13 — 17 schools would close during the 2024-2025 academic period, and the final two would close during the following year.