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December 2014

December 19, 2014

Students, teachers, parents and community members joined forces Thursday at Travis High School to make more than 40 dozen pork and chicken tamales.This was the eighth year for Travis High's tamalada, or tamale-making party, which welcomes members of...

December 19, 2014

Congratulations to AISD athletics teams for their accomplishments in 2014. You make the district #AISDproud!

December 19, 2014

On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Allison Elementary Robotics Team competed in the Central Texas First Lego League Robotics Competition. The team earned the second place robotics award and the second place overall champions.

December 19, 2014

Dear Austin ISD Community,As many of you know, the board voted unanimously on Monday to name Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz as the sole finalist for the position of superintendent of AISD.Under state law, the board must now wait a minimum of 21...

December 18, 2014

On January 15, 2015, Anderson High School will host The IB Experience, an information session about the school's International Baccalaureate program.

December 18, 2014

Team AISD, It’s hard to believe that the fall semester is drawing to a close. Just a few months ago, I outlined our district’s goals for the new school year and talked about why I’m #AISDproud.As I said then, it is our goal to make sure students...

December 18, 2014

An announcement from the City of Austin: A new City of Austin ordinance prohibits the use of all electronic hand-held devices while operating a vehicle or bicycle. To avoid fines up to $500, put your phone away or consider using a hands-free system...

December 17, 2014

Austin ISD will be closed Dec. 20, 2014, through Jan. 4, 2015, for the holiday break. The last day of classes is Dec. 18; the last day for staff is Dec. 19.Classes and work schedules resume Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.We wish everyone a safe and restful...

December 16, 2014

Voters elected Edmund “Ted” Gordon, Paul Saldaña and Kendall Pace as the three newest members of the Austin ISD Board of Trustees.Today’s runoff election decided the races in geographical districts 1 and 6, and the District 9 at-large position....

December 16, 2014

More than 40,500 voters turned out during early voting in the runoff election to decide three seats on the Austin ISD Board of Trustees. Candidates in districts 1, 6 and 9 faced each other in today's runoff after none earned 50 percent or more of...

December 16, 2014

Each year, Austin ISD determines which schools should be frozen to transfers because they have, or are expected to have, enrollments that exceed their capacities.Some schools also are frozen to maintain stability in tracking patterns.The...

December 15, 2014

Former chief schools officer, deputy commissioner for dropout prevention has led initiatives to increase student achievement across Austin AUSTIN, Texas—Tonight, Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees named Paul Cruz, Ph.D., as the sole finalist for the...

December 15, 2014

AISD and Austin Community Members:On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to take this opportunity to wish our staff, students and families a safe and restful holiday season. And, whether you will be traveling or staying close to home, we hope...

December 15, 2014

Tonight, Austin ISD's Board of Trustees approved the appointment of José Lauro Dávalos as the principal of Pickle Elementary School.Dávalos currently serves as high school office administrative supervisor in AISD’s high schools office. In this role...

December 15, 2014

Tonight, AISD trustees recognized 70 AISD schools that have earned a total of 205 distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency.In 2014, 111 AISD schools achieved the state’s highest rating of Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard...

December 15, 2014

Austin Voice for Education is hosting a holiday luncheon and open house 12:30–2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Allan Early Childhood Center.The event will feature free lunch, children’s activities and crafts, and tours of the center.Guests can also learn...

December 12, 2014

Dear Austin ISD Community, As many of you may know, on Wednesday, our executive search firm Ray and Associates informed Austin ISD trustees that two of the top three superintendent candidates invited to participate in the public forum had declined...

December 10, 2014

In this Season of Giving...Give students the chance to learn: Only miss school on scheduled school holidays.Give teachers the chance to teach: Teachers can’t teach effectively when they are “catching up” students who miss extra days.Give school...

December 10, 2014

Saturday Forum to Feature Interim Superintendent Paul CruzExecutive search firm Ray and Associates this morning informed Austin ISD trustees that two of the three top candidates for superintendent have declined to participate further in the search...

December 5, 2014

Dear Austin ISD Community, Finding the right superintendent for the unique needs of Austin ISD is the most important duty this school board will undertake. As such, we have committed to leaving no stone unturned to find the right person. Ray and...

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