Announcements

LASA Hosts Open House Sessions

This evening, the Austin Independent School District's Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) is hosting the first of several information sessions for eighth-grade students.During the LASA Roadshow, administrators, teachers, students and parents will answer…

Help Name the New Early Childhood Center

What should the Austin School District name its newest facility, an early childhood center? The Austin ISD Board of Trustees invites you to submit your nominations for the name of a new early childhood center in East Austin. The center is part of the 2008…

Walnut Creek Kicks Off Attendance Campaign

The Walnut Creek Elementary School Prep Academy in North Austin kicked off a major attendance campaign on its campus last Friday. As parents dropped their scholars off on campus, volunteers thanked parents for getting their children to school on time by…

Five Austin ISD Teachers Receive Surprise Visit and Classroom Supplies

Five deserving Austin Independent School District teachers received a surprise visit on October 4 from OfficeMax and their school principals where they were awarded $1,000 worth of much-needed classroom supplies as part of the retailer’s A Day Made Better…

AISD's Whole Child/Every Child: a Multicultural Districtwide Focus - Partners with No Place for Hate

Mix it Up at Lunch day is an activity AISD schools can hold and submit toward earning a No Place for Hate® designation.Mix It Up SchoolsNational Mix It Up at Lunch Day will be held Oct. 18, 2011Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up program helps K-12 teachers…

Board of Trustees Adopts Redistricting Plan

The Board of Trustees of the Austin Independent School District met in its Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2011 and adopted its redistricting plan, establishing the boundaries for its single-member districts for the next ten years. The Board…

Superintendent Recommends Facility Master Plan

Austin Independent School District Superintendent Meria Carstarphen unveiled the Administrative Recommendation for a Facility Master Plan (FMP) at the September 26 Regular Board Meeting. The FMP aligns with the district’s strategic plan goals to ensure…

Board of Trustees Extends Superintendent's Contract

The Austin ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve a one-year extension of Superintendent Meria Carstarphen's employment contract by one year to June 30, 2014. On March 23, 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the employment contract of Dr. Carstarphen as the…

Six AISD Schools Receive Green Ribbon Awards

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) is pleased to announce that six AISD schools have received the 2010-2011 Green Ribbon Schools Award. The campuses receiving this award are: Cunningham Elementary, Doss Elementary, O. Henry Middle School, Garza…

National AFT Leader Spotlights Education Employees “Making a Difference Every Day”

American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Executive Vice President Lorretta Johnson recently visited a bus barn and elementary school in Austin where an innovative partnership involving teachers, administrators and the business community supports the efforts of…

Facilities Master Plan Update

AISD Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen recently unveiled plans to ensure that principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community stakeholders are kept informed of the progress of district administration as they make a recommendation for a Facility Master…

TAKS Retesting Available In October to Out-Of School Students

The Austin Independent School District encourages all students who need to retest, or students who still need to pass a portion of the Exit Level TAKS tests to earn a high school diploma, to register for retesting on October 18-21, 2011. All testing will be…