SAISD Begins Work on $450 Million Dollar District Wide Renovation

The San Antonio ISD today began work on implementing a $450 million bond issue which calls for major renovations in many of the district's buildings, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Superintendent Pedro Martinez says in addition to obvious improvements like computers and hardware, the bond issue allows the SAISD to make needed improvements to older schools.

"We are actually putting in more than sixty windows across the main building," Martinez said of Bowden Academy, the first campus to receive ungrades under the bond proposal. "Every one of the main classrooms will have at least two windows looking out."

Most of the 13 schools which are set for major upgrades are more than forty years, and require everything from tech additions to updated science labs to expanded classroom spaces to meet recommended state guidelines, to the widows at Bowden.

"One of the things are research shows is that when children have access to natural light, that's why we are such proponents of even recess, children are more likely to come to school."

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