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AISD Names Edna Butts as its New Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Oversight

Austin, TX—Austin Independent School District has named Edna Ramon Butts as the new Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Oversight.

Butts has served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for Sen. Kirk Watson for more than five years, monitoring and developing policy in the areas of public and higher education, as well as immigration, housing and jurisprudence.

“Edna Butts brings rich and varied experience in state government to her new role,” Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said. “She will be an asset to the district in her efforts to expand relationships and activities with local, state and federal entities in support of public education.”

Butts will officially start on Monday, May 21.

“I look forward to working with the district’s General Counsel and others at AISD to help fulfill the district’s mission as a public education institution,” Butts said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my work in the public education arena.” 

For more information, please contact the Department of Public Relations and Multicultural Outreach at 414-2414.