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February 2017

February 27, 2017

Nathan Hendricks remembers his time as a football coach at Johnston High School well. But while he is celebrated for breaking the coaching color barrier in Austin ISD, Hendricks said he really just wanted to do what he loved. "It was just an...

February 24, 2017

Austin ISD has a responsibility to provide safe learning environments for all students. That responsibility is extremely important to me, and I want to assure you that I support our teachers and staff as they create safe spaces for students so that...

February 23, 2017

Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar was born in Mexico, but he found his calling in America. The fourth grade bilingual teacher at Cook Elementary School has been named Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Bilingual Education."I started teaching...

February 21, 2017

Austin ISD's mission—to prepare students for college, career and life by reinventing the urban school experience—is one the district takes seriously.This mission requires thoughtful discussions about aging facilities and the best way to anticipate...

February 20, 2017

Austin ISD FAQYour rights, immigration and resources at AISDAustin ISD supports all of our students, families and staff members. Please read this joint statement from Austin ISD Board of Trustees President Kendall Pace and Superintendent Paul Cruz,...

February 16, 2017

Austin ISD's best basketball teams will hit the hardcourt, bidding to keep their state title hopes alive.Girls' Regional Quarterfinals:, Feb. 21:Bowie High vs. Pflugerville–7 p.m., Delco Center Austin High vs. Kerrville Tivy–7 p.m., LlanoBoys'...

February 16, 2017

Austin ISD is conducting a nationwide search for a new fine arts director and invites families, students and staff to complete an online survey to let us know what you'd like to see in a new director.The community is also invited to join us 6–7...

February 16, 2017

Last week was one week of firsts for the 26 teachers visiting Austin ISD from Uruguay.Two who were visiting Pillow Elementary School said that, for the first time, they had flown in a plane, eaten tacos and drunk Dr Pepper.Each teacher in the two-...

February 14, 2017

The Bowie High School cheerleaders' path to the Happiest Place on Earth was anything but easy.The squad didn't have a coach all summer, revamped its routine twice one month before the Universal Cheerleaders Association national competition, and lost...

February 10, 2017

Dear Austin ISD Community, At Austin ISD, we are committed to the emotional and physical safety and well-being of all our students, families, teachers and staff. We know our schools are safe, welcoming spaces and we value our diversity. Please know...

February 9, 2017

Oak Hill Elementary School first-grade teacher Renae Hernandez is a top 10 finalist for a $10,000 grant called the Rather Prize, which annually recognizes the best idea for improving Texas education.The grant would go toward materials and teacher...

February 8, 2017

Austin ISD's Nutrition & Food Services team has introduced a faster way for students, families and staff to access daily menus.The free YumYummi Digital School Menus app allows users to view breakfast and lunch menus specific to their student's...

February 8, 2017

Team AISD,The 85th Legislative Session is underway, and it is a good time for our Austin ISD team to stay informed as we renew our efforts at the state level on behalf of students, staff and taxpayers.The board’s official priorities for the session...

February 6, 2017

Austin ISD needs the public's input as the district continues to update its Facility Master Plan. During upcoming meetings, AISD will present the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee's update and receive feedback from the public. Each...