Austin ISD Call for Partnerships

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Austin ISD is seeking partners to submit 1882 proposals that will add or build on our already amazing choices for students.

There is no set design for an 1882 school. Interested schools could be an existing campus looking to do things differently, a school that has experienced struggles in the past and wants to try a new approach, or even an entirely new model.

For existing schools, the choice to become an 1882 campus should include the community—teachers, staff, students and their families—to determine that the campus is ready to try things differently.

We want schools to think about how an 1882 model would allow them to explore new ways to accomplish more than they ever have before. For a new model, the proposal should clearly demonstrate how the 1882 school would fill an existing need for Austin students. 

Interest Meeting—Wednesday, Sept. 18

An open house information session will be held for interested principals or partners on the 1882 application process and requirements. The session will be 4:15 –5:30 p.m. in Room 219 at the new AISD Headquarters, 4000 S. IH-35. Learn about 1882 benefits, AISD’s vision for 1882, what we are and are not looking for. Staff from TEA will also join to share the state’s vision for 1882. Questions-and-answer time will be provided.  While this meeting is not required, it is the only time before the submission of the Letter of Interest to address questions or concerns to AISD staff.

Letter of Interest—Due Sept. 25

You must submit a non-binding letter of interest by email by Sept. 25 to Austin ISD Chief of Staff Jacob Reach. The purpose of the form is to provide AISD with an idea of the number of interested parties, and plan accordingly for next steps and needed meeting.

To submit a Letter of Interest or for any questions, email jacob.reach@austinisd.org or call 512-414-9646.

Attachment: Request for Partnerships and Letter of Interest form