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SAISD takes steps towards repurposing closed school buildings [Video]

SAN ANTONIO – After 15 schools across the San Antonio Independent School District closed at the end of the last school year, the district is now beginning work with a consultant to repurpose some of its school buildings.

The closures came after SAISD’s Board of Trustees voted last fall to approve “rightsizing” recommendations.

The Counselors of Real Estate are working with the district under a grant from the San Antonio Board of Realtors.

The consultants will “offer suggestions and a list of best practices to the district and its facilities repurposing panel,” a news release from the district said.

“We are always learning, and I am grateful for our partners in this journey,” Superintendent Jaime Aquino said. “These experts have pushed my thinking on ways to make this process even better for our community. I value their insight and look forward to our continued work with them.”

The process is expected to be two-fold. If a facility cannot meet a district-use need, it …

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