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September 2014

September 30, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Covington Middle School teacher Shirley Hartmann recently accepted the Jane Nethercut Award for Excellence in Philanthropy Education, an award recognizing Central Texas educators for inspiring students to make a difference in their...

September 30, 2014

Next week, in the annual State of the District address, I will let our community know all the ways I am #AISDproud!

September 29, 2014

Austin ISD proudly recognizes Custodian and Maintenance Appreciation Week, Sept. 29–Oct. 3. From spotless floors to roof repairs, AISD custodial and maintenance staff work hard to keep our facilities clean and safe. Day in and day out, they...

September 29, 2014

After an extensive search and assessment process, Austin ISD has selected Aetna to provide district staff members with a variety of cost-effective health insurance plan options. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Aetna will replace our longtime partner,...

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 29, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dora Fabelo, Ph. D., as executive director of Human Resources.Fabelo has a strong history with the district, including service as a teacher, assistant principal, founding...

September 29, 2014

Austin ISD is encouraging all employees to make #AISDProud and take a step toward better health by taking a Health Risk Assessment.Through Oct. 31, AISD employees who are eligible for health care benefits can take a free, 100 percent confidential...

September 26, 2014

Since 2002, Austin ISD has awarded belated high school diplomas to war veterans who have served in the armed forces without finishing high school. Veterans who are eligible have served in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Iraq...

September 25, 2014

September is Emergency Preparedness Month and the perfect time to recognize the work of Austin ISD's Emergency Management Team.Through risk analyses, staff trainings, preparedness plans and response actions, the department works to ensure the safety...

September 24, 2014

When the Austin Area Urban League celebrated its 37th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala this weekend, the civil rights organization announced its members are adopting the Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy.AAUL assists African-Americans and...

September 24, 2014

When children at Cunningham Elementary School have questions about where their food comes from, they do not need to look far for an answer. The Cobras are gaining hands-on experience in the farm-to-table process just a few feet away from their...

September 24, 2014

AISD is joining KLRU and community partners to raise awareness about dropout rates and to create sustainable solutions to boost high-school readiness,KLRU, Austin's PBS station, has been awarded a $200,000 American Graduate community service grant...

September 24, 2014

Throughout the year, but especially in the fall, I try to attend as many athletic events and student performances as I can. Whether cheering for our students on the field or listening to the band at halftime, I see firsthand how athletics and fine...

September 19, 2014

On Sept. 16–17, Akins and Bowie high school students learned about science, technology, engineering and math careers from Mazda racecar driver Joel Miller. The driver is among a hand full of racers who is also a mechanical engineer, though Mazda...

September 19, 2014

Austin ISD is now enrolling students for free Pre-Kindergarten. The program will offer children hands-on, purposeful opportunities for learning and will build a firm foundation for educational success.To qualify, children must be 4 years old and:•...

September 19, 2014

Dear Austin ISD Community, On Sept. 8, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees discussed with our executive search firm Ray and Associates Inc. in a televised meeting the best way to engage superintendent finalists with the public. The firm presented us...

September 19, 2014

Game on!Because of weather conditions Thursday, two Austin ISD football games have been rescheduled to Friday and Saturday:Anderson vs. Bowie Friday will now be 5.pm. Friday, Sept. 19, at Burger Stadium. This will be a double-header opportunity as...

September 19, 2014

Austin ISD will operate as scheduled today.Due to weather and possible flooding in some areas, there may be delays in bus pick-up and school arrival times.AISD asks parents to please add extra time to their commutes this morning and to expect road...

September 18, 2014

Parents, students and teachers were in for a treat when they arrived at Wooldridge Elementary School on Monday.More than 850 community members, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, North Austin Civic Association and the Austin...

September 17, 2014

The Family Support Co-op offers workshops, information and support to families of children with special needs. The effort is led by the Austin ISD Special Education Department and the Family and School Support Team.The first workshop of the...

September 16, 2014

When you come to work each day, do you feel energized, appreciated and committed to achieving your goals? As your interim superintendent, I am committed to ensuring that all students and staff interact every day in a safe, supportive environment.

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