Austin ISD is Committed to Respect for All
The Austin Independent School District is dedicated to providing a positive school climate and believes that all students have the right to learn in an environment free of harassment, bullying and violence.
The district continues to work with staff and community partners to prevent harassment and to foster supportive settings for all students, families and staff members.
AISD's Respect for All initiative focuses on building awareness and encouraging tolerance through social emotional learning, student-led initiatives and ongoing dialogues.
We encourage you to explore the district's Respect for All website, which provides important information about the AISD policies that address bullying, harassment and violence, as well as resources for parents, students and educators.
National Bullying Prevention Month
Each October, schools and organizations throughout the country join Stomp Out Bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: Encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and effects of bullying on children of all ages.
Please check out our resource page for students, educators, parents, upstanders and bystanders. Our confidential reporting form also offers a safe space for you to share your concerns.
Austin ISD Pride Week
In October Austin ISD hosts its own pride week, a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ students, staff and families and showcase the district's commitment to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.
Campuses may plan activities that engage, educate and inspire. If you have any questions regarding planning activities, please contact your SEL Coach and GSA Coordinator for assistance in selecting resources that best fit your school community. Download the following print posters and sticker templates to display during Pride Week and throughout the year:
- AISD Pride poster - Arabic
- AISD Pride poster - English
- AISD Pride poster - Spanish
- AISD Pride poster - Vietnamese
- AISD Pride sticker
Our participation in the annual Austin Pride Parade on August 11 increased the visibility of AISD as a district that welcomes students, in a safe, supportive learning environment. Experience the video of the event.
The Austin Independent School District prohibits acts of harassment of any kind, including harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other conduct prohibited by law, including bullying or harassment carried out via electronic forms of communication (e.g. cyberbullying via social network sites). Should you believe that you have been subjected to harassment based on sex, report the harassment immediately to the 1) Campus administrator or the 2) District’s Title IX Coordinator, Ylise Janssen, 1111 W. Sixth St., Bldg. A Suite A-250, Austin, TX 78703, (512) 414-9812.
Austin ISD encourages students, parents and employees to work together to prevent acts of harassment of any kind by fostering a climate of mutual respect for others. However, if any student or employee is found to have engaged in acts of harassment, he/she will be promptly disciplined. The discipline may include various remedies, up to and including suspension or removal of students and termination of employment of employees.
(Source: Austin ISD Board Policies DH, DIA, FFH, FFI, FNC)