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MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Lunch and Learn: School Funding

State's funding formulas were created the same year as Tetris

Austin ISD continues its Lunch and Learn series for the media with a showing of a short video on school funding, presented by AISD's Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley.

What:  Nicole Conley, chief financial officer, will present a video about the district's unique financial situation within Texas and will be available for questions.

When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30. Lunch will be provided, beginning at 11:30 a.m., with discussion beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Carruth Administration Center, Suite A-230, 1111 W. Sixth St.

Background: This year, AISD expects to send $175 million in local property tax revenue to the state, more than any other school district in Texas.

To determine how much state funding our district receives, the state uses formulas developed in 1984.

The district's commitment to offering all children educational opportunities that prepare them to succeed in college, career and life becomes more challenging each year under the state's system of financing public schools.

Learn more about how the Texas system of funding public schools affects Austin ISD in a discussion with Conley, following a short presentation and video. If you are an unable to attend, you can learn more at



AISD is the fifth largest school district in Texas, serving approximately 85,000 students at 129 schools. Follow AISD on Twitter at @AustinISD or on Facebook