Announcements

International High eying a move north to accommodate influx of immigrant students

In response to a big influx of newly arrived immigrant students, Austin ISD is talking with stakeholders about moving International High School next school year from Eastside Early College High School at the L.C. Anderson campus to co-locate with Northeast…

Austin ISD UpClose program celebrates 32 new graduates

More than 30 Austin ISD community members graduated today through the district’s UpClose program, which offers a front-row view of district operations.  The 32 Up Close graduates completed a year-old program to learn about the district's infrastructure,…

Graduate Highlight: Evan Craig is breaking barriers at Austin High

Evan Craig is creating important dialogues about racial justice at Austin High School. Craig has been the president of the Black Student Alliance at Austin High School for three consecutive years and is currently treasurer of the Student Council. He was also…

National Scholastic Press Association names 33 Austin ISD students to Journalism Honor Roll

The National Scholastic Press Association has named 33 Austin ISD students to its 2022 Journalism Honor Roll in recognition of their academic excellence. The students are among 1,300 student journalists nationwide to receive the honor. In addition to serving…

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McConaughey talks journaling with Sadler Means

In April, Sadler Means launched their All Write, All Write, All Write: Sadler Means Intro to Journaling initiative. Thanks to a donation from actor and professor Matthew McConaughey, every student and staff member received a copy of Greenlights: Your…

Graduate Highlight: Aseel Rawashdeh innovates at Anderson / Graduanda destacada: Aseel Rawashdeh innova en Anderson

By Gabriella Beker and Kathy Swartz Aseel Rawashdeh is focused on making innovations that change the world.  Rawashdeh, a graduating senior at Anderson High School, has been competing in science fairs since middle school, when she discovered her passion…

Graduate Highlight: Austin Tharp makes the grade at Northeast

Balancing classroom and on-court performance can sometimes be challenging, but Northeast Early College High School senior Austin Tharp encompasses what a student-athlete is all about. Austin is a two-year varsity basketball player, has run cross country,…

The details of bus driver pay

Part of the budget proposals for next year include increasing the minimum pay for bus drivers from $17 to $21. Because we would also be taking away paid holidays when they would not be driving, we’ve gotten questions from media, chatter on social media, and…

Appraisals bump recapture to $855 million

If you’re a homeowner in Travis County, it’s likely you felt the pang of your property tax appraisal last week. Not only are your taxes going up—so is our recapture payment. Why it matters: Less than half of every dollar collected from Austin tax payers ends…

Introducing the Austin ISD Inclusion Calendar

We’ve updated our Austin ISD calendar to be more inclusive of major faith and cultural observances within the AISD community.  Why it matters: We’ve unintentionally scheduled some school events on important religious holidays in the past.

Celebrating 2021-22 Volunteers of the Year

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we’re #AISDProud to recognize the Austin ISD 2021-22 Volunteers of the Year. We know public schools could not work without the people from the community who step up to do what’s needed, and this is our chance to…

Breaking down the budget cuts

District leaders are proposing a balanced budget for the 2022-23 school year, including a reduction of 632 positions to close our $87 million deficit. There’s been some confusion about how we ended up with 632 positions when earlier budget discussions…