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January 2017

January 27, 2017

Students at Covington Middle School recently got to meet one of the most recognized names in the barbecue business—Aaron Franklin, the entrepreneur behind Austin's legendary Franklin barbecue. Franklin was the first in a series of guest speakers...

January 25, 2017

It's National School Choice Week, and we have a lot of great choices to celebrate! From a student's first day of class through their senior year, Austin ISD offers rigorous and innovative programming at each of our 130 schools.

January 25, 2017

Last fall, Eastside Memorial High School health science students served about 38 donors at the school's blood drive for students and community members.The blood drive was a collaborative effort with the Central Texas blood center, We Are Blood.Prior...

January 24, 2017

At its regular meeting last night, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved the district's 2017–18 instructional calendar. The calendar includes a TEA waiver to start and end the 2017–18 school year a week earlier.Three versions of the calendar,...

January 23, 2017

Austin ISD needs the public's input as the district continues to update its Facility Master Plan. During upcoming meetings, AISD will present the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee's update and receive feedback from the public. Each...

January 20, 2017

The Lanier Vikings boys basketball team is once again positioned for a playoff run, and junior standout Davion Buster is a big reason why.The high-flying point guard recently topped 2,000 points for his career."Honestly, I wouldn't have done it...

January 20, 2017

Austin ISD is joining school districts throughout the country to celebrate National School Choice Week. With 130 schools, AISD has a breadth of educational choices offered nowhere else in Central Texas, with unique and innovative programming...

January 20, 2017

As per the Texas Education Code, "Instructional materials selected for use in public schools shall be furnished without cost to students attending those schools."Each school district is entitled to an annual allotment from the state Instructional...

January 18, 2017

Austin ISD honored the legacy and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. at the district’s annual celebration this morning.The event opened with a performance from the Covington Middle School Jazz Band that included a rendition of Duke Ellington's "...

January 18, 2017

People are talking, and we're listening. Since starting the Facility Master Plan process in the fall of 2015, we’ve hosted two rounds of community engagement meetings to get ideas about building schools of the future.

January 12, 2017

All Austin ISD offices and schools will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.The district will resume regular business and school hours Tuesday, and will hold its annual MLK Day celebration Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the...

January 11, 2017

Professional Pathways for Teachers had a banner first year! PPfT was developed over the last three years from a collaboration among Austin ISD, Education Austin and the American Federation of Teachers. The program blends appraisal, compensation and...

January 9, 2017

Bowie High School's Speech and Debate team is one of the most successful squads in central Texas.The team of roughly 50 competitors already has a dozen tournaments—and an impressive eight first place wins—under its belt this school year."Students...

January 5, 2017

With the new year comes a great reason to celebrate: School Board Recognition Month. The theme is all-star team, and our trustees are definitely deserving of that title! Austin ISD trustees are elected officials who volunteer their time, and they...

January 4, 2017

The Austin ISD 2016–2017 Parent & Families Survey is now available and is accepting responses online through March 3.Paper copies of the survey are available at each campus and online at the links below. Families are encouraged to participate so...