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Rendering of the parking garage Bexar County will build next to SAISD's new central office on the corner of W. Quincy and N. Flores.
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Bexar County entered into an agreement with the San Antonio Independent School District Tuesday to build a library and parking garage at the Fox Tech campus downtown.

The county will pay for the construction of both, and the district will provide the land.


Former astronaut Bernard Harris Jr, a 1974 graduate of Sam Houston High School, talks about his experience in space with students in the school's P-Tech program Nov. 11, 2019.
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Ninth graders in Sam Houston High School's new P-Tech program had a chance to talk science with the first African American to walk in space Monday.

Bernard Harris Jr., a 1974 graduate of Sam Houston, is a former astronaut who spent more than 400 hours in space.

Arianna Wagner, 5, looks up as an announcement plays on the PA system at a meet-the-teacher event Aug. 9, 2019 at YWLA Primary. She said she likes going to an all-girls school "because everybody is pretty and I like pretty things."
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The number of students attending the San Antonio Independent School District this school year is nearly the same as last year, marking a potentially significant shift from a decades-long trend of declining enrollment.

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A program that notifies schools when their students have been exposed to trauma outside of school is expanding across Bexar County this fall.

The San Antonio Police Department is offering the service to any school in their jurisdiction after piloting it in 50 schools on the East Side last spring.

A science classroom at YWLA Primary during a meet-the-teacher event Aug. 9, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Teachers hired by the San Antonio Independent School District will no longer be eligible for continuing contracts starting in September.

The SAISD board voted Monday to offer the teachers term contracts instead.

A banner celebrating Schenck Elementary's A rating greets guests at the door to the school August 15, 2019.
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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath visited the San Antonio Independent School District Thursday to highlight the district’s rapid improvement under the state’s academic accountability system.

The commissioner pointed to SAISD as an example of the success of the A through F rating system launched last year.

Arianna Wagner, 5, looks up as an announcement plays on the PA system at a meet-the-teacher event Aug. 9, 2019 at YWLA Primary. She said she likes going to an all-girls school "because everybody is pretty and I like pretty things."
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Monday was the first day of the school year for the San Antonio Independent School District and several area charter school networks.

Two of SAISD’s schools are new this year: CAST Med High School on the South Side and Young Women’s Leadership Academy Primary just east of downtown.


Angelica Bruno enrolled her students at Beacon Hill Academy last school year after being recruited to  the school. SAISD is trying to replicate Beacon Hill's outreach districtwide.
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Parents who live inside the boundaries of the San Antonio Independent School District will likely be receiving a call from the district in the next few weeks, if they haven’t already.

The phone calls are part of a detailed plan developed in a bid to start the new school year on August 12 with at least as many students as the district had the previous year.

Dual language preschool students Luis Robledo, Aiyana Carpenter, Emily Carrasco and John Paul Cabrera practice speaking in Spanish at SAISD's Beacon Hill Academy on May 23, 2019.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

School districts across San Antonio have lost students to charter schools in recent years. But the enrollment declines started earlier and cut deeper in the city’s urban core.

The San Antonio Independent School District has lost the most: nearly 6,000 students since 2009, according to a TPR analysis of enrollment changes over the past 10 years. The Edgewood school district west of SAISD lost an equally high percentage of its students.

Beacon Hills Elementary teacher  Joann Chambers reads a book to her dual language preschool class May 23, 2019.
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Employees of the San Antonio Independent School District will see a bit more in their paycheck next school year.

Trustees approved raises for all employees Monday evening as part of the district’s 2019-2020 budget.

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