Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Austin Independent School District. We have devised a frequently asked questions list for applicants to make the process more convenient.

Am I required to provide information regarding Non-Teaching Experience?

Yes, please list your other work experience.

Am I required to provide information regarding Student Teaching if I am an experienced teacher?

Yes. Please list your student teaching experience.

Can I send in an application without specifying a position?

Yes, you can submit an application without listing a specific position.

Does the district provide avenues for alternative certification?

AISD works closely with Region XIII and surrounding colleges and universities to provide avenues of alternative certification. If you have questions regarding the Region XIII alternative certification program, call (512) 919-5313. Also, you can view our online certification information for Teachers and Administrators.

For which positions do I use the on-line application process?

All positions require a completed online application. No paper applications will be accepted.

If I have already applied through Region XIII Education Service Center, should I still utilize AISD's on-line application process?

Yes. AISD is not a member of the Region XIII Education Service Center Personnel Cooperative. All AISD professional certified applicants must submit an application to AISD.

Do I need to complete an application if I previously worked for the district?

Yes, it is required that you submit an online application even if you have worked for the district previously.

Is my information confidential?

Because AISD is a public entity, your application is considered a public document and is subject to disclosure, upon request, whether you apply on a paper document or through the on-line process.

Should an applicant contact the school principal regarding a position?

It is not recommended to contact a principal or hiring manager for a position. It is also not recommended to fax or mail materials to the campuses. Once you apply to a specific position online you can easily be viewed by the assigned principal/hiring manager of that campus or position. You will be contacted if an interview is desired.

What documents are necessary to complete my application file?

When completing the online application you will reach a section that asks you to upload your supporting documents. Depending on the position, you will be required to upload some or all of the following: resume, proof of license and/or certification, transcripts, and cover letter. The application will give instructions on how to upload your materials to the application.

What happens to applications once they are received by Human Resources?

The applicant will receive a confirmation email from Human Resources once an application has been submitted. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources office regarding the status of an application. Once an application is complete, principals and/or department staff will review the application file for employment. If the principal or hiring manager wishes to interview, the applicant will be contacted.

What is the Pay Scale for a Teacher or Librarian?

You can find the pay scales on the Compensation and Incentives page.

What kinds of benefits does Austin ISD offer?

Austin ISD offers both HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) health plans though Blue Cross Blue Shield. Because Austin ISD pays $446.25 per month toward each employee health plan, we offer very competitive insurance coverage for our employees. The school district also provides its employees with a $5,000 Basic Life policy. First Financial Group of America is the District's cafeteria plan administrator. A cafeteria plan (known as flexible benefits) is an option to claim a deduction in taxable withholding gross. Optional products include dental, long-term disability, vision, dependent child care, cancer, medical expense reimbursement plan, and flexible benefits for health and optional term life insurance.

Employees may also take advantage of a Tax Sheltered Annuity plan through First Financial Group of America. All Austin ISD employees are enrolled in the Teachers Retirement System of Texas. For more information on Benefits, please phone (512) 414-2297 or visit the Benefits page.

What kinds of insurance does Austin ISD offer?

Austin ISD offers both HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) health plans though Blue Cross Blue Shield. Because Austin ISD pays $325.98 per month toward each employee health plan, we offer very competitive insurance coverage for our employees. The school district also provides its employees with a $5,000 Basic Life policy.

First Financial Group of America is the District's cafeteria plan administrator. A cafeteria plan (known as flexible benefits) is an option to claim a deduction in taxable withholding gross. Optional products include dental, long term disability, vision, dependent child care, cancer, medical expense reimbursement plan, and flexible benefits for health and optional term life insurance.

Employees may also take advantage of a Tax Sheltered Annuity plan through First Financial Group of America. All Austin ISD employees are enrolled in the Teachers Retirement System of Texas.

For more information on Benefits, please phone (512) 414-2297 or visit the Benefits page.

What positions are currently available in Austin ISD?

To see the positions available at Austin ISD, view the searchable online job vacancy database and please stay tuned to the Human Resources Main Page for the latest developments.

Will I receive Career Ladder pay?

The Texas Legislature eliminated the state career ladder system at the end of the 1992-93 school year. The legislature did provide for teachers to continue receiving career ladder pay as a part of salary IF they continue as a teacher IN THE SAME SCHOOL DISTRICT after August 31, 1993. A teacher who TRANSFERS TO ANOTHER TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT after August 31, 1993, forfeits all rights to career ladder pay.