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Lawmakers vote to fund virtual learning programs (En español)

Austin ISD may soon recoup some of the funding that went toward operating its virtual learning program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.


Austin ISD Receives Award For Its Visual Arts

Austin ISD was awarded the District of Distinction Award for the Visual Arts for the third year in a row Aug. 31. The District of Distinction award is given annually by the Texas Art Education Association to recognize school districts that are providing high…

Families can still enroll in Austin ISD Dual Language program (En español)

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade students can still enroll in Austin ISD’s Spanish/English Dual Language programs for this school year.  Why it matters: In Dual Language classes, students speak, read, and write in two languages, with the goal of becoming…


LASA Student To Study World Cultures with National Security Scholarship

Liberal Arts and Science Academy Junior Sahana Sudarsan has always been passionate about other cultures and communities worldwide, and dreamed of studying them.  That dream came true in June as she was awarded the National Security Language Initiative for…

Cases of water are available as refill stations are being installed (En español)

Austin ISD crews are replacing drinking fountains with water-bottle refilling stations across the district. Why it matters: The filling stations are easier and more sanitary than traditional drinking fountains, which have been shut off since the start of the…

Austin ISD Repairing Aging, Taxed HVACs

Students and staff will soon be getting relief from the heat as district crews repair aging and stressed air conditioning systems across the Austin Independent School District.

Fewer students to quarantine under new CDC guidance (En español)

New CDC guidance means fewer students will need to quarantine under Austin ISD’s updated health protocols released Aug. 26. What You Should know: Students do not have to quarantine if they were at least three feet away from students with COVID-19 while…


Mentoring Program Started To Honor Legacy of UT Football Star Cedric Benson

Jackqueline Benson, mother of the late University of Texas and NFL football player Cedric Benson, told her son to 'strive to achieve.'  Now that saying will echo for years to come at Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy as the school announced a new…

Austin ISD Announces Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Programs

Staff could get $250 if fully vaccinated by Oct. 15. Austin ISD staff will now have extra reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The district announced two programs aimed to support its staff by providing a financial incentive and the opportunity to get…


Austin ISD's Mary Thomas Recognized As Top 100 Leaders in Education

Austin ISD’s Dr. Mary Thomas believes she was born with the passion to serve. Over her career, Dr. Mary Thomas has dedicated her life's work to teaching, and she continues to work toward making sure that each child in Austin ISD is receiving the best…

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Austin ISD reminds families to keep sick students home (En español)

With the first week of school about to close, Austin ISD is reaching out to families to remind them about keeping students home who are showing symptoms, among other health protocols.

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District Looking for Feedback on Safe Return to School Plan (en español)

Austin ISD is looking for input on our safe return to in-person instruction plan. This is part of our submission for $155 million in one-time federal funding, called ESSER funds.