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MEDIA ADVISORY Student Crossing: AISD, City Promote Safety at 12th Annual Back to School Bash

Crossing guard and students demonstrate safety at crosswalks

Austin ISD and the city of Austin will hold a press conference during the Back to School Bash to promote safe travels to and from school.
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. More than 3,000 backpacks full of school supplies will be given away, along with a limited number of car seats, immunizations and haircuts to school-aged children at this free event.
Who: AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz, Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and AISD Interim Police Chief Chris Evoy
What: AISD, the city of Austin and community partners will provide families information about how to prepare students for the 2017-18 academic year, including safety information. Houston Elementary School students will demonstrate how to safely use crosswalks.
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12
Where: Palmer Events Center lobby, 900 Barton Springs Road
Learn more about the Back to School Bash at
AISD is the largest school district in central Texas, serving more than 83,000 students at 130 schools. Follow AISD on Facebook at, Instagram at @austinisd or on Twitter at @AustinISD