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March 2016

March 31, 2016

Team AISD:AISD is rolling out a new business system on July 1. We are working with principals, managers and bookkeepers across the district to implement the new system, which better integrates the district's finance and human capital applications....

March 31, 2016

PLEASE NOTE—THE SURVEY HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND WILL NOW BE OPEN THRU 5 p.m., May 5.Austin ISD is planning for the modernization of its school facilities, which may include future bond elections.In conjunction with the community-based Facilities and...

March 31, 2016

Are you ready for one million miles? Physical well-being is key to the success of our students and staff, and I'm excited to announce that AISD is joining Million Mile Month. The initiative challenges us as a global community to complete one million...

March 29, 2016

Austin ISD's Board of Trustees invites community members to submit nominations for the renaming of Lee Elementary School, located at 3308 Hampton Road.Nominations may be submitted online at www.austinisd.org/naming/form or in person or by mail at...

March 28, 2016

Education Austin—in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, the Equal Justice Center, NALEO Educational Fund and Univision Austin—is hosting a citizenship drive from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. April 2 at Allan Elementary School, 4900...

March 28, 2016

Austin ISD students are scheduled to take state exams, including the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, through May.As has been the practice on test days in the past, the district will limit visitors’ access to schools during the week...

March 23, 2016

This week, the Community Bond Oversight Committee shared the status of our 2013 bond projects, and there is a lot of good work to report. Every school is receiving capital improvements, with nearly 90 campuses getting major renovations such as...

March 21, 2016

Because Austin ISD is closed Friday, March 25, the district is taking steps to accommodate those who would like to sign up to speak at the regular board meeting March 28.  AISD will accept public comment sign-ups for that meeting from 1–4:45 p.m. on...

March 11, 2016

Calling all poets! The third annual Vision+Voice student poetry contest is seeking your submissions.Vision+Voice is a partnership between Austin ISD and the Department of Arts and Humanities at Austin Community College.A panel of published poets...

March 10, 2016

Students from throughout Austin ISD met at Crockett High School today to “Think It Up”—creating big ideas that can be crowdfunded on donorschoose.org.The winning idea—Green SAFE—was from Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, which won $1,000...

March 9, 2016

Austin ISD anticipates that the combination of SXSW and President Barack Obama's visit on Friday, March 11, will have a significant effect on district operations.To help minimize complications for our families, staff and students, the district will...

March 9, 2016

It's a big week for big ideas. SXSWedu kicked off Monday with the announcement that Eastside Memorial High School pitched the winning idea for the Rather Prize. Dr. Sanford Jeames, an Eastside teacher, proposed a plan to increase college- and career...

March 3, 2016

When students read at least five books over the summer, they are more likely to maintain their reading skills and be prepared for school in the fall. Beat the summer slide, and take the five-book dive with Austin ISD's summer reading list!Click on...

March 3, 2016

The LBJ family of schools has been selected to be the next vertical team to join the Creative Learning Initiative in 2016–17.The Creative Learning Initiative provides professional development, community arts partnerships, dance and theatre...

March 2, 2016

A holistic approach to education results in more than improved academics. It provides students with a rich experience with benefits that last a lifetime. Fine arts is part of that richness, and AISD is proud to recognize March as Youth Art Month.