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Community Conversations: AISD Seeks Input Surrounding School Names

Austin ISD will host two community meetings to foster open communication regarding school namesakes and possible renaming of campuses. The meetings are part of ongoing engagement that Austin ISD started in September 2017.

What this meeting is: This meeting will allow participants to receive information on the historical context surrounding school names. A facilitated discussion will give attendees an opportunity to speak openly and generally about school name changes in an effort to hear diverse perspectives and concerns. Specifically, there will be small group discussions, focused on laying the foundation to have important conversations as a community.

What this meeting isn’t: Although there are ongoing opportunities to give feedback on specific campuses, this meeting will not be addressing specific campus names.

Dinner will be served and child care and interpretation will be provided.

When/Where:

Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

Austin Community College Eastview Campus Auditorium

3401 Webberville Road

Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church Gymnasium

200 W. Anderson Lane

Community members are encouraged to provide input online at www.austinisd.org/naming. For more information, please contact Laura DeGrush at (512) 414-9462 or laura.degrush@austinisd.org