There are 17 independent school districts operating within the San Antonio area with local control over the education system in their respective areas. While the City has a limited role in education, we can develop policies that encourage a broader variety of employment opportunities and housing choices across the city, especially in the southern, eastern and western areas of the city that have not traditionally seen high levels of economic growth. Neighborhood-friendly infill development can attract new families and improve the real estate market in those areas. The City can also work to help provide land, facilities and entitlements that can be used to establish new schools as communities grow. And we can work closely with school districts in priority growth areas to support and enhance student success, including those in early childhood education programs.

Promoting innovative educational opportunities within priority growth areas of our city can drive market demand for housing and can help bolster our city's educational growth and development by supporting and invest in existing schools and their neighborhoods.