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Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees President Kendall Pace and Superintendent Paul Cruz, Ph.D., Joint Statement

This time serves as an opportunity to assert the district's position that the safety and security of our students is our top priority. Each and every day, more than 83,000 students come to our campuses to learn the skills that will make them successful for college, career and life. This day, and every day our campuses are learning environments that are caring, engaging, supportive, safe and welcoming. At AISD, we find strength in our diversity and know that the student experience is enhanced because of the many cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that make us proud.  We have heard the concerns from our families and staff. We will continue to provide and update information for our campus staff to assist them in better serving our students. As one of the largest employers in Central Texas, we value the diversity of our educators, support staff and administrators, and we realize that we could not reinvent the urban school experience without their efforts.

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