Respect for All

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

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Every year, to celebrate LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families Austin ISD hosts its own pride week, a time to highlight the district's commitment to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive environment. 

This year, due to changes in the school calendar, the AISD Pride Week planning committee has received approval to move this weeklong event from the fall semester to April 19-24, 2021. This will give the committee time to plan a comprehensive event that celebrates our LGBTQIA+ community and includes a possible in-person Saturday event at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 24, depending on up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines. The new AISD Pride Week will align with GLSEN’s student-led National Day of Silence on Friday, April 23. 

Campuses may plan activities that engage, educate and inspire. If you have any questions regarding planning activities or for assistance in selecting resources that best fit your school community, please contact your campus GSA coordinator. Download the following print posters and sticker templates to display during Pride Week and throughout the year:

Our participation in the annual Austin Pride Parade will resume in August of 2021 to continue to increase the visibility of AISD as a district that welcomes students, in a safe, supportive learning environment. Experience the video of the event.


Semana del Orgullo del Austin ISD

Cada año, para celebrar a los estudiantes, el personal y las familias LGBTQIA+, el Austin ISD presenta su propia Semana del Orgullo, un momento para destacar el compromiso del distrito con crear un ambiente seguro, comprensivo e inclusivo. 

Este año, debido a los cambios en el calendario escolar, el comité de planificación de la Semana del Orgullo del AISD ha obtenido la aprobación para cambiar este evento de una semana del semestre de otoño al 19-24 de abril de 2021. Esto le dará tiempo al comité para planificar un evento comprehensivo que celebre a nuestra comunidad LGBTQIA+ y que incluya un posible evento en persona el sábado, 24 de abril en el Centro de Artes Escénicas del Austin ISD, dependiendo de las pautas actualizadas para la COVID-19. La nueva Semana del Orgullo del AISD estará en línea con el Día Nacional de Silencio de GLSEN liderado por estudiantes el viernes, 23 de abril.  

Las escuelas pueden planificar actividades que motiven, eduquen e inspiren. Si tiene preguntas sobre la planificación de actividades o para que lo ayuden a seleccionar los recursos más apropiados para su comunidad escolar, comuníquese con el coordinador de GSA de su escuela. Descargue los siguientes pósteres para imprimir y plantillas de calcomanías para exhibirlos durante la Semana del Orgullo y durante todo el año:

Nuestra participación en el Desfile Anual del Orgullo de Austin se reanudará en agosto de 2021 para seguir aumentando la visibilidad del AISD como un distrito que les da la bienvenida a los estudiantes en un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y comprensivo. Viva la experiencia con el video del evento.

 

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)