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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Claire McInerny

Four seats on the Austin ISD school board are up for election. Here’s who’s running.

Four seats on the nine-member board of the Austin Independent School District are up for election in November.

The school board is a group of volunteers who oversee policies and finances in the district. They approve the yearly budget, hire and fire the superintendent and approve various policies throughout the district. In 2019, the school board approved new sex education standards and voted to close four district schools.

Find out which district you live in below:

Here’s who’s on the ballot:

District 2 (part of East and Southeast Austin)

AISD for All is a group of parents and community members advocating for equity in the schools. Watch an AISD for All forum with the candidates:

District 3 (a narrow district in North Austin)

Watch an AISD for All forum with Foster:

District 5 (Central and West Austin)

Watch an AISD for All forum with the candidates:

At Large

There are two at-large positions on the school board that represent the entire district. One seat is open.

Watch an AISD for All forum with the candidates:

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Key Players & Topics In This Article

AISD Board of Trustees: This is the governing board of the Austin Independent School District. The board is comprised of two at-large members and seven district representatives.

November 2020 elections

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