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Phone a Friend: Community Can Call in Questions on AISD’s FY2016 Preliminary Budget Meeting

Tonight, Austin ISD is hosting AISD Answers, an opportunity for the public to call in questions or comments they may have on the district’s preliminary FY2016 budget. The event will also be available via livestream at austinisd.org or on Channel 22 at aisd.tv. 

Who: Nicole Conley, chief financial officer

What: Community members listen to a budget presentation and then get the chance to ask questions, make comments and share concerns regarding the budget during the meeting by calling 512-414-9922. Questions can also be submitted via Twitter using #AISDAnswers or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/austinisd.

When: 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20

Where: Carruth Administration Center Board Room, 1111 W. Sixth St.

Background: Four in-person conversations are being held at campuses throughout May.

In addition to tonight’s meeting, the following conversations are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, May 27, 6–8 p.m. at Perez Elementary School, 7500 S. Pleasant Valley Road
  • Thursday, May 28, noon–1:30 p.m. at Doss Elementary School, 7005 Northledge Drive

For more information, please contact the community engagement team at (512) 414-9706.

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The budget for Austin ISD, the fifth-largest school district in Texas, is more than $1 billion. It is estimated that nearly a quarter of the property taxes collected by the district go to the state. This amount will increase to one-third over time as property appraisal values increase. The vast majority of AISD’s general fund, 87 percent of the budget, is allocated toward salaries for its 12,000 employees. The budget supports AISD’s approximately 85,000 students at 129 campuses.