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March 2014

March 31, 2014

The Austin Independent School District invites the community to submit award nominations for citizens and organizations supportive of Latino students or services that enhance the academic achievement of Latino students. Three Latino Community Awards...

March 27, 2014

With graduation around the corner, AISD's High Schools Office would like to remind parents of high school seniors about the importance of their son or daughter's application for financial aid.  Their chances of receiving the greatest amount of...

March 27, 2014

Vincent Torres, president of the Board of Trustees, released the following statement about Superintendent Meria Carstarphen being named as the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools:AISD has made significant progress under Dr. Carstarphen’s...

March 27, 2014

Dear Team AISD,Today, I was formally announced as the sole finalist for superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. The formal vote by the Atlanta school board is scheduled for April 14.Five years ago, I fell in love with Austin and our school...

March 27, 2014

The Austin Independent School District released the following statement from Superintendent Meria Carstarphen on being named as the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools:Today, I was formally announced as the sole finalist for superintendent...

March 27, 2014

The Austin Independent School District invites the community to submit award nominations for citizens and organizations supportive of Latino students or services that enhance the academic achievement of Latino students. Three Latino Community Awards...

March 27, 2014

Please note that the 16-month benefit plan running from September 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 remains in effect. As a reminder, the intent of this effort is to move all of our benefit plans to coincide with the calendar year, beginning on January 1...

March 27, 2014

On Friday, March 28, Vincent Torres, president of the Board of Trustees, provided the following message to AISD employees, families and community members about Superintendent Meria Carstarphen being named as the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public...

March 27, 2014

Ian McKenna, a fifth-grader at Oak Hill Elementary School in Austin, has been awarded a $500 grant to create a "Giving Garden," to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to children and families in his community and raise awareness about local hunger....

March 26, 2014

Dear Team AISD, Thank you for your support and help to bring 40,000 new and free books to Austin ISD students! If you signed up with First Book,a non-profit that provides free and low-cost books to children who come from low income households, you...

March 26, 2014

No. Parents may not have students opt out of any testing. While AISD and others might be empathetic to some of their feelings, by law there is no "opt out" for students. Please see the applicable law from the Texas Education Code pertaining to...

March 25, 2014

AISD families, staff and community members are invited to attend budget meetings in April to learn about AISD's 2014-15 preliminary budget. The meetings will also provide the community with the opportunity to learn about: Strategic...

March 25, 2014

Austin ISD and AISD Literacy Work Group, Education Austin, and First Book teamed up to bring 40,000 free books to Title I campuses earlier this year, and the books are now ready to be distributed to campuses. A book distribution will be held...

March 21, 2014

Education Austin invites the community to an educational forum from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Travis High School. The information on the process, fees, etc. will prepare attendees for the Citizenship Drive that will take place from 9 a.m.–2 p.m...

March 21, 2014

Evan Gonzalez, eighth-grade social studies teacher at Dobie Middle School, first heard about the tremendous positive effect that Marathon High was having on East Los Angeles scholars when he ran a full marathon in Los Angeles this past summer. He...

March 19, 2014

The FMP will outline the current status and future use of district facilities, guide the development of future capital improvements and supports planning for future bond elections. The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on issues...

March 19, 2014

Mycah Lee Arellano, a Walnut Creek Elementary School parent support specialist and host of The Eagle Talk Show, has been nominated for a Hispanicize “Positive Impact Award.” Arellano’s talk show—the first academic talk show in the state—is sponsored...

March 18, 2014

The Austin Independent School District will hold high school graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2014 June 3-7. All but two of the 15 graduation ceremonies will be held at the Frank Erwin Center. The Rosedale School will hold its ceremony at its...

March 7, 2014

If your child is in grades 9, 10, or 11, he/she may be taking an End-of-Course (EOC) exam per the following dates: STAAR/STAAR Modified March 31—EOC English I (Combined Reading & Writing)April 1—EOC English II (Combined...

March 7, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Denies State's Double-testing Waiver RequestYesterday, the Texas Education Agency announced the U.S. Department of Education will not grant the state’s waiver request to address the issue of multiple assessments for...

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