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December 2014

December 17, 2014

All district and campus offices throughout Austin ISD will be closed Dec. 20, 2014, through Jan. 4, 2015, for the holiday break.Classes resume Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.We wish everyone a safe and restful holiday break, and we look forward to seeing you...

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

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

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 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 3, 2014

Austin ISD Board of Trustees President Vincent Torres announced at a news conference this morning that the board will consider Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz for the permanent superintendent position.In a statement from the board, Torres said...

December 2, 2014

Team AISD,Many of us consider computer science to be complex and even mysterious. Last year, only 3 percent of Central Texas high school graduates, or fewer than 500 students regionwide, completed even one computer science course.But with the right...

December 2, 2014

Austin ISD is working to create a 2015–20 Strategic Plan, and we want to hear from you.The district is gathering input from parents, students, AISD employees and other community members on priorities related to education, community, staff and...