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Budget Briefs: Task Force Refocuses, Reviews Guiding Principles

The Budget Stabilization Task Force used its Aug. 29 meeting as a time to refocus on its charge and review guiding principles prior to moving forward with developing its recommendations. The group has reviewed district spending and is beginning to identify…

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Budget Briefs: Task Force Discusses Potential Budgeting Actions, Began Establishing Subcommittees

The Budget Stabilization Task Force worked in small groups to discuss potential budget investments and began establishing subcommittees at its fifth meeting Sept. 12. The group continues its work finding strategies to close the budget deficit, following the…

Setting the Pace: Bowie Student Newspaper Nominated for National Award

(Story written by Ellie Coulston, Bowie High School journalism student).   For the first time in nearly 20 years, The James Bowie Dispatch has been nominated for the National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker award.  The NSPA recognized The Dispatch…

AISD Celebrates Doss Elementary School Groundbreaking

Austin ISD celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Doss Elementary School on Sept. 6 with families, staff, students and the community, including the Doss Owl.  Superintendent Paul Cruz spoke 21-century learning spaces for students—collaborative and outdoor…

Community Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month at Travis ECHS

It was a full house at Travis ECHS this morning as the campus welcomed students, staff, families and the community to the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration.  To start the celebrations, Travis ECHS students shared their hopes for the future and how…

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LASA Student Awarded 2018 Texas Health Rising Star

Liberal Arts Science Academy student Sruthi Ilangovan, 16, will be awarded the 2018 Texas Health Rising Star award at the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony tonight. Each year, the Rising Star Award is presented to young Texans who have demonstrated…

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Cap Metro Extends the Summer Fun: All students ride free through Dec. 10

Now through Dec. 10 all students with a valid school ID can ride any Cap Metro transit free-of-charge—an extension of their summer offer of free public transport to all kids. To take advantage of this, students must show their school-issued ID to the bus…

Austin ISD, ACPTA Host 'Back the Future' Family Event

Austin ISD, the Austin Council of PTAs and more than 75 community groups host Back the Future, a free day of family fun. The event includes activities for children of all ages, information about resources and programs for families, education to help support…

Menchaca Elementary School Groundbreaking

Together with families, staff, students and the community—including relatives of the campus's namesake—Austin ISD last week celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Menchaca Elementary School. Students talked about the benefits they will receive from the…

T.A. Brown Elementary School Site Dedication

Austin ISD welcomed students, staff and community members Aug. 29 to the site dedication for the new T.A. Brown Elementary School. Students and families shared their excitement for the new site and students potted plants that will be located at the new…

Budget Briefs: Task Force Extends Meeting Timeline, Discusses Staffing, Equity

The Budget Stabilization Task Force extended its meeting timeline, reviewed information on staffing and spoke further about equity in Austin ISD at its fourth meeting Aug. 15. The group has begun the work to identify strategies to close the budget deficit and…

Budget Briefs: Task Force Approves Subcommittee, Digs Into Budget Data

The Budget Stabilization Task Force approved the creation of a subcommittee and began digging into the budget data, including student and staff funding, at its third meeting July 30. The group continues its monthslong process to identify creative strategies…