Friday, May 22, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD educators ask for $24 million more

Employees from every area of the Austin Independent School District asked for higher wages Monday night. The most popular request came with a $24.5 million price tag.As in past meetings, Education Austin, an AISD teachers union, continued to advocate for an across-the-board 5 percent…

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD lunches lead to plea for information

A consent-agenda item to increase school lunch prices held larger implications Monday as the Austin Independent School District strained against projected budget shortfalls in the upcoming year.At their regular meeting, members of the AISD board of trustees agreed to postpone…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD remains hopeful about school finance bill

Austin Independent School District trustees received good news Monday: A state bill restructuring school finance, House Bill 1759, still has wind in its sails.In the hour-plus monthly meeting with staff, AISD Intergovernmental Relations Committee members heard updates on several key…

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD, others ask state for $3 billion in new funding

Three members from the Austin Independent School District board stood with more than 20 other school districts at the State Capitol on Wednesday to ask legislators for $3 billion in additional statewide school funding.“For AISD, this figure is vital,” said…

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

New AISD group to tackle Austin High traffic

This summer, a new interlocal group will propose a solution to address the traffic problems that are expected to slam Austin High School in coming years.At the Austin Independent School District’s Board Dialogue meeting, trustees directed administration to create a…

Friday, April 24, 2015 by Kate McGee

Why Texas isn’t paying for what it wants from Austin’s classrooms: Audio from KUT

Travis County and the City of Austin take part in a regular fiscal dance with the State of Texas over who pays the costs of government. Over the three days, KUT News and the Austin Monitor looked at key examples…

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