Harlandale ISD holding meeting Wednesday evening

The district is asking for feedback from parents about whether or not to close five elementary schools in the district.

SAN ANTONIO — A major decision up for discussion in Harlandale ISD about whether to close five elementary schools in the district.

The district is asking families to give their feedback at a meeting that will be held Wednesday evening.

Superintendent Gerardo Soto sent a statement to parents saying a final decision on the plan has not yet been made.

Read the letter here:

The board will vote on this issue later this month.

The superintendent says they’ve seen declining enrollment in the district over the past decade, and they project the decline will only continue over the next several years.

The district says by 2031, they could lose more than 3,100 students.

Low birth rates, and a lack of residential development are the driving forces behind the declining student population in the area.

Harlandale ISD gets $6,000 for each student from the State of Texas.

The decline is so significant, the district is now down $12,000,000.

Parents say they need options because they don’t want to send their kids to other schools.

Others are worried that without consolidation, the district will disappear altogether.

The district is looking at possibly consolidating the schools with the help of their 2022 bond.

Families can give their opinon on the plan at a board workshop being held Wednesday..

The meeting will be start at 6:15 p.m. at the STEM Early College High School on Apollo St.


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