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AISD Holds Public Hearing to Gather Community Opinion on Proposal to Open Single-Sex Schools

Austin, TX—The Austin Independent School District will host a public hearing meeting to discuss single-sex schools in District 1 at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, in the Board Auditorium at the Carruth Administration Center, 1111 West Sixth Street.

AISD is considering combining the attendance areas at the James E. Pearce College Preparatory Academy and Gus Garcia Middle School to facilitate the design of two, single-sex middle schools. The design is one of the district's preliminary, potential 2013-14 Annual Academic and Facility Recommendations to be considered by the Board of Trustees in late August.

If the proposal is approved, male students would attend one campus and female students would attend the other campus. The district would assign other school options to parents who choose not to enroll their children in a single-sex school.

Who: Austin ISD Administration

What: Public hearing about potential single-sex middle schools

When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31

Where: Board Auditorium in the Carruth Administration Center, 1111 West Sixth Street

Process:  Speakers may sign up beginning at 6:30 pm on July  31, at the Carruth Administration Center Board Auditorium.  

For more information, please contact the Department of Public Relations and Multicultural Outreach at 414-9706.