Announcements

Trustees, District leadership continue discussion on possible tax election, budget planning (En español)

The Board of Trustees will meet for a special information session July 23 to discuss the possible Voter-approval Tax Ratification Election and long-range budget planning.

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Employee Compensation Agreement for 2024–25 (En español)

District Leadership and Education Austin have agreed on a Draft Employee Compensation Agreement for 2024–25 that would include market adjustments and a 25 cent per hour increase for classified employees. This reflects an investment of approximately $17.8M.

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 Budget deficit widens (En español)

The 2023-24 budget deficit has widened after new calculations from property values and average daily attendance came in lower than expected. 

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Board considers tax rate election to raise funds for teacher and staff raises (En español)

A VATRE would ask the community to consider approving a tax rate that would allow Austin ISD to gain an estimated $44M in funding annually. Why it matters: Those additional funds would help Austin ISD continue to recruit and retain highly-qualified…

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District Safeguards Classrooms As It Seeks To Cut Spending (En español)

Yesterday, Austin ISD proposed the preliminary budget for the 2024-25 school year that included $30 million in cuts to non-campus based expenses.  Why it matters: Though we must make difficult cuts, we committed to finding savings in…

Board discusses potential budget cuts due to legislative inaction on school funding (En español)

Austin ISD is entering into the 2024-25 budget planning cycle facing a potential $60M deficit if the district maintains the same spending as last year.  How we got here: Despite Texas’s $33B budget surplus, virtually no additional per-student…

Austin ISD works toward reducing budget deficit for next fiscal year (En español)

The budget process for the 2024-25 school year has begun!

Special Session expanded to include school finance, following announced deal on vouchers (En Español)

By Paul Stinson This special legislative session ends Tuesday. So, three Texas education bills are in limbo. On Tuesday of last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he had reached an agreement with the House on school choice. As a result, he…

Austin ISD Trustees Approve $1.86 Billion Budget for 2023–24

Board agrees to spend $52 million in savings to fund across-the-board pay raises Early Friday morning, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a $1.86 billion budget for the 2023–24 fiscal year, which starts on July 1.  The budget…

Take a peek at the (school) year in numbers (en español)

Sadly, this is the end of another school year! No, it’s not sarcasm. Lots of amazing things happened in 2022-23. And I want to share some of them with you. If you’re like me and you love numbers – buckle up for this  journey!   Children spent 75,600…

District proposes compensation package for 2023-24 School Year (en español)

On Thursday night, April 28, the district presented three compensation packages to the board of trustees.  The third proposal reflects an agreement reached in collaboration with Education Austin as part of the consultation process.  Yes, and…No…

Austin ISD moves to twice-monthly pay starting in July (en español)

Beginning in July 2023, all employees in all departments and at all campuses—full-time, part-time and substitutes—will get paid twice per month. Employees will receive their paychecks on the 15th and the last business day of each month, which is 24 paychecks…