Sanchez Elementary School

Metz, Sanchez & Zavala Modernization

Sanchez Elementary School

Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond called for the construction of a single, modernized elementary school at the Metz, Sánchez or Zavala campus. As advised by a community planning team, the AISD Board of Trustees approved a $25 million investment in Sánchez Elementary School, funding the complete modernization of the campus as one of 17 new or modernized campuses.

The modernized Sánchez Elementary will open in early 2021 and include flexible learning spaces, natural light, outdoor classrooms, and new media technology. A modernized school allows students to be active learners in 21st-century learning spaces as they collaborate, use technology, and move within the classroom.

While Sánchez is being modernized, students will be located at Metz or Zavala Elementary schools. The decision of where the Sánchez campus will be co-located has not been finalized.

In order to modernize Sánchez, the building will temporarily close, while the design and construction experts plan the modernized school. A Campus Architectural Team, made up of parents, staff and community members, will provide input into the design of the modernized Sánchez.  Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2020.

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KEY INFORMATION

  • Modernization Budget: $25,000,000
  • Trustee: Jayme Mathias
  • Location: 73 San Marcos St., Austin, Texas 78702
  • Existing Capacity: 580
  • 2016/2017 Utilization: 61%
  • Meeting Materials

PLANNING TEAM

  • Martha Castillo, Principal, Metz
  • Roxanna Rodriguez, Assistant Principal, Metz
  • Mary Ellen Alsobrook, Instructional Staff, Metz
  • Odemaris Pozos, Instructional Staff, Metz
  • Laura Ferrer, Counselor, Metz
  • Valerie Estorga, Parent, Metz
  • Nathan Ward, Parent, Metz
  • Azucena Garcia, Principal, Sanchez
  • Stephanie Cortinas, Instructional Staff, Sanchez
  • Leyraliz Hernandez, Instructional Staff, Sanchez
  • Jose Luis Perales, Instructional Staff, Sanchez
  • Leslie D. Inman, Parent, Sanchez
  • Reyna Osorio Silvar, Parent, Sanchez
  • Jose Mejia, Principal, Zavala
  • Angela Bissereth, Instructional Staff, Zavala
  • Holly Lauber, Instructional Staff, Zavala
  • Mayra Lopez, Instructional Staff, Zavala
  • Brenda Garza, Parent, Zavala
  • April Serrano, Parent, Zavala
  • Milly Hernandez, Community Member
  • Marina Islas, Community Member
  • Anthony Martinez, Community Member
  • Aaron Reyes, Community Member
  • Dr. Haydeé Rodríguez, Community Member
  • Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Community Member
  • Kathy Vasquez, Community Member
  • Ryan O’Donnell, STEM Specialist, AISD
  • Dr. Rosa Peña, Director of Leadership Development, AISD
  • Jocelyn Connell, Supervisor for Community Engagement & External Communication, AISD
  • Monica E. Gonzalez, Director for Elementary Schools, AISD