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CTE Spotlight- Max Campbell Odom is turning up the heat in the Austin High School Culinary Arts program

By Gabriella Beker with additional reporting from Kathy Swartz and Sydney Kim Austin High School senior Max "Camp" Campbell Odom accidentally stumbled upon his passion for cooking while browsing elective choices his sophomore year. As an only child, he had…

Statement from Board President Geronimo Rodriguez, representing current and incoming trustees (en español)

Yesterday evening, the current AISD Board of Trustees met with the four newly elected members who will be joining the board Dec. 1. Our shared goal was to begin discussing the process of choosing a new interim superintendent to serve Austin ISD until a…

Voters pass $2.44 billion bond, elect new trustees

On Tuesday, voters passed all three of Austin ISD’s bond proposals, an investment of $2.44 billion in local schools. Why it matters: Nearly every campus will receive improvements with these bond funds, which will help the district save money on repairs and…

Statement from Board President Geronimo Rodriguez (en español)

Thank you, Dr. Mays, for serving as our interim superintendent. Congratulations on successfully navigating our $2.44 billion bond effort, passing a balanced budget and focusing on academic achievement as we navigate out of the pandemic. We appreciate your…

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Message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Anthony Mays (en español)

Dear Team Austin ISD,   As we enter this season of thanksgiving, I am so grateful for all of you and the incredible work you do every day to support our students. As I visit campuses and walk through the central office, service centers and visit with staff…

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Thank you / ¡Gracias!

Nov. 9, 2022 Dear Austin ISD Community, This is a new day for our district because last night Austin voters passed the largest school bond package ever approved in Central Texas. I want to personally thank all of you for helping us provide a brighter future…

Austin ISD fourth- and eighth-graders 'hold steady' on NAEP despite pandemic

Contrary to expectations, the latest scores on NAEP—the National Association of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card—show that Austin ISD students did not regress in reading and math from pre-pandemic levels. “I want to congratulate…

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Austin ISD to supply Narcan to schools as part of fentanyl response plan

By Paul Stinson Austin ISD school nurses are getting opioid overdose treatment Narcan as part of a fentanyl prevention and emergency response plan that includes a partnership with local AISD police, emergency management and local health authorities. Why it…

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Student enthusiasm comes from linguistic, cultural inclusion (en español)

The hallways of Perez Elementary are filled with pythons. And they hablan español. The serpentine school mascot offering encouragement, instruction and even prompts for self-reflection to students on posters is everywhere, as are the reminders of the drive…

Update on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (en Español)

Update on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Last month, we shared information about the temporary changes made to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. These changes, called the “Limited PSLF Waiver,” are helping borrowers across the…

Common Application now open for Austin ISD specialty programs (en español)

Now in its second year, the Common Application for Schools of Choice means families and students can fill out just one application for all our specialty programs. Why it matters:  Before, if your student wanted to apply to LASA High School, Ann Richards…

Austin ISD becomes first Texas district to get two AAA bond ratings

On Oct. 14, Austin Independent School District received a AAA bond rating by the bond rating agency KBRA, making the central Texas ISD the first in Texas to receive two AAA ratings. Previously, Moody’s had given Austin ISD a AAA rating.  A AAA rating, the…