Thursday, May 31, 2018 by Mose Buchele

New data show lead in drinking water at five more Austin schools

Lead has been found in the drinking water of five Austin public schools, new data obtained by Environment Texas from the Austin Independent School District shows. It’s the second time in the past year the toxic metal has been discovered…

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Claire McInerny

Norman and Sims end school year as separate schools, before combining this fall

The Austin Independent School District is hosting a picnic Saturday to introduce the Norman and Sims elementary school communities to one another before they combine as one school in August.Students from Norman will go to school in the Sims building…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Andrew Weber

AISD Board President Kendall Pace resigns after text message controversy

Kendall Pace, president of the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, said this morning that she would resign from her position as president and as Place 9 trustee after controversial text messages she sent to another board trustee surfaced…

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin’s infill builders raise $10K to pay for 3,400 student lunches

With an eye toward public education, infill developers in Austin are tackling a new problem.Builders Care Austin, a 501(c)(3) that allows infill builders around town to make philanthropic contributions, has raised $10,000 to help pay off the lunch debts of…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

AISD Board of Trustees contemplates deep cuts to the budget

The Austin Independent School District’s preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year was released on April 23. On April 30, the members of the AISD Board of Trustees weighed in with their thoughts on how to continue to fund administrators…

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

AISD board debates how to prevent a financially insolvent school district

When Austinites passed the $1 billion Austin Independent School District bond that was intended for major improvements in school facilities as well as transportation and district-wide improvements to technology for teachers and students, they knew they were voting to provide…

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