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MEDIA ADVISORY: AISD, City Promote Safety at 10th Annual Back to School Bash

Crossing guard and students demo safety at crosswalks

Austin ISD and the City of Austin will hold a press conference just prior to the kickoff of the Back-to-School Bash on Saturday to promote safe travels to and from school. 

Who: AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez.

What: AISD and community partners will provide families information about how to prepare students for the 2015–16 academic year, including safety information. Blazier Elementary School students will demonstrate how to be safe on crosswalks.

When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15

Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

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 AISD Department of Communications and Community Engagement and the City of Austin Safe Routes to School Program.

Learn more about the Back to School Bash at www.austinisd.org/bash.