In 2011, during the 82nd legislative session, reductions made to the Texas school finance formulas forced AISD to absorb nearly $96 million in reductions to total maintenance and operations revenue across the 2012 and 2013 school years. During the 83rd legislative session, though the Legislature restored a significant amount of the cuts made in 2011, AISD's restoration was less than 20 percent. The 84th legislative session, which convenes on January 13, 2015, will be a critical one for public education, as issues such as school funding, vouchers, accountability and assessment, pre-K, and other important education topics are addressed. This website is intended to help our community learn:
- Facts about our students, campuses, budget and programs
- Legislative priorities
- How you can become and stay informed about legislative matters
On June 16, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Austin Independent School District adopted Legislative Priorities for the 84th Legislative Session. The guiding principles are a summary of the legislative issues the Board of Trustees considers to be of utmost importance to AISD.