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December 2015

December 18, 2015

Austin ISD will be closed for the winter break Monday, Dec. 21, through Friday, Jan. 1.All AISD offices and schools will be closed during this period.Regular business hours resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, for staff. Students return to classes on...

December 17, 2015

In preparation for the possible creation of a south Austin magnet school, Austin ISD is seeking applicants for a planning committee.The planning committee is tasked with reviewing relevant data, establishing a magnet program vision and curriculum/...

December 16, 2015

We have so much to celebrate from the past year. In 2015, we've seen great student performance, innovations in programming and a new strategic vision of reinventing the urban school experience. AISD students continued to outperform their peers in...

December 15, 2015

Austin ISD Board President Gina Hinojosa last night announced her resignation as president. She plans to seek the District 49 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.Hinojosa will remain on the board to serve students and their families in the at...

December 14, 2015

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz last night announced the names of 23 schools that will be frozen to transfers during the 2016–17 school year.Each year, AISD determines which schools should be frozen to transfers because they have, or are...

December 11, 2015

Transformative technology is in full swing at Austin ISD. By early spring, every school in the district will have received a shipment of mobile devices for students. That includes everything from Chrome Books to iPads to Windows tablets, which were...

December 4, 2015

When every student at Covington Middle School planted daffodil bulbs last week, they were doing more than just enjoying the time outside. The students—more than 650 in total—became the first in Austin ISD to be part of The Daffodil Project. The goal...

December 3, 2015

AISD will accept transfer requests for the 2016-17 school year from Jan. 4–29.Families may request a sibling*, tracking*, majority-to-minority*, or general transfers during this time. Priority transfers will be processed first, followed by general...

December 1, 2015

The facilities where students learn, play, perform and compete are an integral part of their educational experience. From classrooms to football stadiums, oversight takes careful planning and expertise. The Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory...