A Message from the Superintendent: 2017 Save Texas Schools Rally

Dear Team AISD, 

I want to make you aware of an opportunity for the Austin community to support our public schools. 

Save Texas Schools will be holding a statewide rally at the capitol from 10 a.m.–noon March 25, to support fair and equitable funding for public schools, continued reform to our testing system and community-based supports for struggling schools. 

These are all issues that affect our school district daily, and ones that we are appropriately addressing as a district with our legislators. Many legislators will be present at the rally. 

This event is on a Saturday, and there is no obligation to take part.

Participation would be on your own time. We ask that you use your personal and not district email for communication with others about the event, and that you not run fliers on district copiers or use any other district resources. Fliers are also being provided at campuses by Save Texas Schools.

Former AISD Board of Trustees President Gina Hinojosa, now a state representative from Austin, will be one of the speakers at the rally.

The event is family-friendly, and there will be Spanish translation of at least some of the speeches.

More information about the rally can be found at www.savetxschools.org or on the Save Texas Schools Facebook page


Paul Cruz, Ph.D.