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AISD Holds Press Conference at Back-to-school Bash

School District Partners with City of Austin to Help Families Prepare for School Year

AUSTIN, TX—Austin ISD and the City of Austin will hold a press conference during the Back-to-school Bash on Saturday.

Who: Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez and Austin City Council member Laura Morrison.

What: AISD and community partners will provide families information about how to prepare students for the 2013-14 academic year. Mathews Elementary School students will demonstrate how to be safe on cross-walks.

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24

Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Meeting Room 2

Background: The Back-to-school Bash informs AISD parents and students about district and community resources available to families for a safe and successful start to the new school year. This is an initiative of the Department of Communications and Community Engagement.

The City of Austin encourages parents and children to consider getting to school via an active form of transportation. “The City is pleased to partner with AISD in promoting children’s health and safety. As we gear up for the new school year, we encourage parents and children to be active and consider getting to school by walking or biking, which offer many documented benefits, said council member Laura Morrison. Benefits include reducing obesity and improving health outcomes, increasing tests scores, decreasing traffic congestion, and improving air quality.

For more information, please contact the media relations hotline at (512) 414-2414.