Announcements

Board Honors Staff, Volunteers Recognized at Salute

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees honored the winners of this year's Salute event.  Co-hosted by Austin ISD and Austin Partners in Education, Salute annually recognizes outstanding staff members throughout the district.…

AISD Appoints New Chief Officer for School Leadership

Michelle Chae has been approved by the Austin ISD Board of Trustees as the district's new chief officer for school leadership.  In this role, Chae will oversee three major areas: student achievement, campus leadership and access to high-quality programs and…

AISD.TV Earns Pair of National Awards

AISD.TV has earned a pair of distinguished national awards from the Alliance for Community Media organization. Austin ISD’s television station is the winner of the Hometown Media Awards Overall Excellence in Educational Access. The award specifically…

Austin ISD Seeking Applicants for Budget Stabilization Task Force

In response to the district’s growing budget deficit, Austin ISD is forming a Budget Stabilization Task Force. The ad hoc advisory body will meet on Wednesdays this summer to explore a broad range of actions the district could take to balance the budget in…

Tee for Two: Murchison, Gorzycki Compete in Inaugural Austin ISD Middle School Golf Tournament

Student athletes from Murchison and Gorzycki middle schools competed in the inaugural Austin ISD Middle School Golf Tournament, held at the historic Hancock Golf Course. The tournament, held April 30, joined the two campuses’ newly created golf clubs and…

$10,000 Donation Helps Pay Off Student Lunch Debt

Austin builders have raised $10,000 to help pay off the lunch debts of Austin ISD students. This effort by the Austin Infill Coalition was spearheaded by Ed Ishmael—a local lawyer and developer who builds houses on Austin’s east side.

Eastside Student-Athlete Overcomes Hardships on His Way to Higher Ed

Senior student-athlete William Norwood has faced many hardships in his 18 years. Orphaned at age 12, the Eastside Memorial Early College High School football player was taken in by his grandmother, who raised him along with a sister and nieces. “She was…

Don't Miss AISD Budget Community Conversation Live on Facebook

Tune in live on Facebook tonight, May 2, from 6–7 p.m. for Austin ISD’s second round of 2018–19 Budget Community Conversations. Tonight's meeting is in the library at Ann Richards Young Women’s Leadership Academy. 

Austin ISD Letter and FAQ concerning National School Walkout Day

(Version en español abajo)   Dear Austin ISD students and families, It is anticipated that some of our students and staff may participate in the National School Walkout on April 20. As students raise their voices, we understand there are many questions…

Best of the Best: Superintendent Surprises AISD 2018 Teachers of the Year

Superintendent Paul Cruz surprised four teachers in their classrooms yesterday to announce their selection as Austin ISD's 2018 Teachers of the Year for elementary and secondary schools. Being selected as a Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors…

April 2018 Update on Progress of Austin ISD 2017 Bond Program / Noticias sobre el progreso del programa del bono del 2017 – abril de 2018

On Nov. 7, 2017, a majority of Austin voters—72 percent—passed Austin ISD's bond proposal for $1,050,984,000 to create 21st-century learning spaces for all students. Since the election, the district has worked quickly to initiate the first phases of…

Nation's Report Card: AISD Among Best in Nation's Districts

Austin ISD students continue to outperform their peers in large urban school districts on the Nation's Report Card, ranking first in percent of students at or above proficiency levels in eighth-grade reading.