Bond Proposal Summary

SAISD Bond 2010

SAISD voters overwhelmingly passed a $515 million bond election on November 2, 2010. These funds will pay for major and minor renovations to schools across the district—where some buildings are more than 100 years old, and almost half are more than 50 years old.

The bond will also address infrastructure repairs, campus safety, security and technology enhancements, new or renovated space for career and vocational programs, new playground equipment and athletic tracks, and the renovation of Alamo Stadium and Convocation Center. A community-based committee, representing all areas of the district, helped to determine the details and priorities for the bond package.

By implementing Phase I of the restructuring plan and consolidating five schools, SAISD would not only bring many schools up to standard, but the District would also save up to $10 million annually in operating costs—and generate total savings of $100 million over a 10-year period, to be reinvested into the classroom.

No bond funds would be used on schools proposed for consolidation –those schools would be maintained out of the District operating budget.

Through the involvement of many community members over the last few years, a long-range restructuring plan for SAISD was developed in response to the greatly changed enrollment and population patterns throughout the district, and the need to provide students with the programs and resources that the many small or under-enrolled schools could not offer.

The plan includes the consolidation of 13 schools over 10-12 years and the upgrading and modernization of campuses. The Board plans to re-evaluate the plan every two years against any significant changes within the community, to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the District. The 13 schools listed as future consolidations are: Austin Academy, Ball ES, Brewer ES, Green ES, Huppertz ES, Neal ES, Nelson ES, Smith ES, Steele ES, Stewart ES, Storm Academy, Washington ES and W.W. White ES.

Five of these schools were chosen for consolidation in Phase I of the implementation of the plan. Additional consolidations would not occur for at least six years, following a second bond election.

Q: Which schools would be consolidated in Phase I?

A: Five primary schools will be consolidated in Phase I – but not before the 2013-14 school year, and only after the main receiving schools have been fully renovated to model schools. Those five schools to be consolidated are: Brewer, Nelson, Steele and W.W. White elementary schools and Austin Academy.

Schools Receiving Major Renovations
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Complete list of schools with details on proposed funding, click here

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Major School Renovations Proposed in Bond 2010

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22 schools would receive extensive renovations –
14 fully updated to modern facilities.