Announcements

Statement from the Austin ISD Board of Trustees / Declaración de la mesa directiva del Austin ISD

As a board of nine individual trustees, we recognize the need to focus on two interrelated goals: supporting academic excellence for every Austin ISD student and supporting and modeling a work environment addressing issues of morale, retention and the climate…

Austin ISD selects interim superintendent for 2022–23 school year (En español)

By Jason Stanford Early Tuesday morning, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees chose Dr. Anthony Mays to lead the school district after Dr. Stephanie S. Elizalde departs for Dallas ISD next month.

Statement from the Austin ISD Board of Trustees / Declaración de la mesa directiva del Austin ISD

On May 26, 2022, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss next steps following Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde’s announced resignation. Dr. Elizalde’s last day will be June 30, 2022.   The entire Austin ISD family remains…

A message from Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde / Un mensaje de Superintendente Stephanie S. Elizalde

Dear Austin ISD Community, As we grieve with the families in Uvalde, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to the safety of our own children here at home. I met with Austin ISD Police Department Acting Chief Beverly Freshour and her lieutenants this morning…

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Austin ISD Hosts June Enrollment Days

Starting June 6 through June 29, families can come to select Austin ISD campuses for support and resources to get their child registered for the 2022-23 school year. Families can come to any one of the campus enrollment days to get help in enrolling their…

Graduate Highlight: Gesenia Alvarez brings strong student voice to Travis Early College High School

When Gesenia Alvarez began her senior year at Travis Early College High School, she had many questions about the college application process and her post-graduation plans. However, like many Travis students, Alvarez struggled to find support as the school’s…

We need more time to develop an enrollment plan for the new Northeast Austin middle school

The new middle school is on track to open for the 2023–24 school year to serve 800 students. Why it matters: A new school means more opportunities for students and families. This school is steeped in complexity given the the impacts of gentrification and…

Graduation feature: Noah Hutchinson is opening doors at McCallum

By Gabriella Beker with additional reporting Kathy Swartz and Sydney Kim Noah Hutchinson has been drawing comics and cartoons since the third grade. When he and his family moved to Austin his freshman year, he entered McCallum Fine Arts Academy to pursue his…

A message from Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde / Un mensaje de la superintendente Stephanie S. Elizalde 

Dear Team Austin ISD,  As we near the end of the year, I am reflecting on all the successes we’ve achieved during what has been the hardest school year for many of us. We have stood up for what is right for our kiddos, and stayed focused on improving…

Why the meeting videos disappeared

Immediately after the Board of Trustees went into executive session at the May 6 Information Session, the district staffer monitoring the meeting broadcast over Facebook Live pressed a button to conclude the stream. What normally happens then: The stream of…

Graduate Highlight: Maria Contreras overcomes obstacles at Akins

By Gabriella Beker with additional reporting Kathy Swartz and Sydney Kim Three and a half years ago, Maria Contreras and her family started a new life in the United States. As political asylum seekers from Venezuela, they had to give up everything they knew…

2022 Salute Awards honors excellence in Austin ISD

Last week, we celebrated the outstanding work of our teachers, staff, and volunteers as we close out a remarkable year. Several outstanding educators took home honors at the annual Salute awards May 12: