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SAISD hosts Community Meeting for Bond 2020 Project on Burnet campus

Feb. 7, 2022


SAISD hosts Community Meeting for Bond 2020 Project to convert Burnet Learning Center into a fully functional campus   

SAISD representatives and project architects will discuss the results of a community survey and plans for the new campus, which will serve the Lavaca Neighborhood, Southtown Business District, and King William District.  

WHO: Trustee Sarah Sorensen, SAISD Board of Trustee Member - District 1 
Willie T. Burroughs, SAISD Chief Operations Officer 
Blanca Gebhart, Principal of James Bonham Academy 
Sonia Quirino Canales, SAISD Director of Community Relations 
Project Architect Team from Stantec  

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

Bonham Academy, 925 S. St. Mary’s St., 78205 or online at


SAISD parents, students, staff, and neighborhood stakeholders are invited to a Community Meeting on Wed, Feb 9, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss the planning and designs for a new school at the Burnet Learning Center. The meeting will be in-person and online.  

The new campus, part of the SAISD 2020 Bond program, is situated in City Council District 1 and SAISD Single Member District 1, and serves the Lavaca Neighborhood, Southtown Business District, and the King William District.  

In November 2019, San Antonio voters overwhelmingly passed a $1.3 billion 2020 Bond Program to renovate 36 campuses within SAISD. The Burnet 2020 Bond allocates $30 million towards renovations or new construction of the site, which has not been fully renovated in more than 50-years and has 30-year-old infrastructure.  

The meeting enables teachers, parents, students, and community members to share ideas for developing the campus. SAISD staff, project architects for Stantec, and project managers will incorporate suggestions into planning documents and designs.  

Willie Burroughs, SAISD Chief Operations Officer, encourages the public to share their ideas and help build a shared vision for the future and improvement of our schools.


"As the need for classroom space continues to grow in this area of San Antonio, we are hoping to utilize this space as an extension of the James Bonham Academy, located approximately half a mile from Burnet,” Burroughs said. “The Bonham Academy serves students K-8th grade and community stakeholders are highly active and engaged in the process. We look forward to sharing the results of a community survey and working together to build something great. Together.” 

Discussion topics include:   

Community Survey Results 
Overhaul or replacement of the Burnet Learning Center 
Presentation by Project Architect Stantec 
Update on Project Advisory Team (parents, students, teachers, and neighborhood stakeholders) 

Members of the Project Architect firm, Stantec, will lead group discussions about such issues as renovation or replacement of existing structures, traffic and safety issues, and community input for envisioning future needs at the Burnet site.


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