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December 2016

December 20, 2016

Austin ISD has announced the names of 23 schools that will be frozen to transfers during the 2017–18 school year.Each year, AISD determines which schools should be frozen to transfers because they have, or are expected to have, enrollments that...

December 20, 2016

Dear Taxpayers: You may have noticed that your recent tax bill included a line item attributed to the Austin Independent School District. I would like to explain what happens to over a third of the school property tax dollars you may believe are...

December 16, 2016

A recent social media campaign is encouraging donations to school districts to help offset negative balances on student meal accounts. Food Services Director Anneliese Tanner said that at Austin ISD, no students are ever denied a meal because their...

December 16, 2016

Austin ISD will be closed for the winter break Wednesday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Jan. 2.All AISD offices and schools will be closed during this period.Regular business hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, for staff. Students return to classes on...

December 14, 2016

You made 2016 an incredible year! There isn't room to list all of my favorites, so here is my Top 10 list. Thank you for the amazing work you do to support students! Drumroll, please...

December 13, 2016

Austin ISD's technology department has found a way to get report cards and progress reports to families of middle school and high school students more quickly. The district will be going digital on all report cards for secondary students this month...

December 13, 2016

Austin ISD Community,You may have heard about a new A–F rating system for Texas schools. I want to share some information about the new system so you are aware of how our district and schools will be measured by the state beginning in 2018.In...

December 12, 2016

Austin ISD’s girl wrestlers boasted state tournament appearances from seven different squads this season. Akins, Bowie, Lanier, LBJ, McCallum, Reagan and Travis wrestlers made the championship tournament.Tabithia Ramsey, LBJ’s wrestling coach and...

December 8, 2016

In a chilly kitchen at Travis Early College High School this week, students from the school's Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts welcomed parents, teachers and staff for the annual tamalada.Chef and teacher Adam Phillips joined the Travis...

December 7, 2016

Extraordinary accomplishments are being made throughout Austin ISD. We have a lot to celebrate, and I am proud of the strong trajectory of our district. We also know that there is work to be done. Achievement gaps exist, particularly for African-...

December 5, 2016

Saluting more than four decades of service, Austin ISD will honor former teacher Bettie Mann at 6 p.m., Dec. 8.The celebration will be held at Russell Lee Elementary, where she taught for more than 40 years.Mann, the first African-American teacher...

December 5, 2016

Austin ISD and the University of Texas welcomed the area's best swimmers to the 2016 Swim Invitational in November.The thrill of competition was on full display at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center, a world-class facility known for honing the...

December 1, 2016

A recipe for success can take many different forms. A record of achievement plus longterm strategies are a good place to start, and I am proud that our district has both. Over the last few years, Austin ISD students have made record-breaking...

December 1, 2016

AISD Approves Tax Levy35 cents of every dollar district collects must be given back to stateAustin ISD’s trustees approved the 2016 tax levy—the adopted tax rate multiplied by the taxable value of all property in the district’s jurisdiction—of $1,...