Tag Archives: AISD

Monday, October 2, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: More like Fist City

And the most music-friendly city in Texas is?… Not Austin. At least not according to the Texas Music Office and its new Music Friendly Communities program, which last week recognized Fort Worth as its first member. The program is part of…

Monday, October 2, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: Bonds with AISD

This week, Kevin Schwartz, who is Austin Independent School District’s technology officer for learning and systems, sits down with Austin Monitor freelancer Joseph Caterine to talk about the upcoming bond election. To hear all about why there is a bond…

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Claire McInerny

East versus West: Who wins with the Austin ISD bond?

The Austin Independent School District has a $1 billion bond that voters will be asked to approve this November. The bond would pay for projects at schools all over the district, but there’s a difference between funding for schools on…

Friday, August 25, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Adler says he won’t pursue tax swap this year

Mayor Steve Adler said Thursday that he does not intend to pursue the idea of a tax swap with the Austin Independent School District this year. He also confirmed that he would not be pushing City Council to set the…

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council moves toward tax swap with AISD

In an effort to help the Austin Independent School District lower its tax rate and send fewer dollars to the state under the so-called Robin Hood plan, City Council voted 6-4 Wednesday to begin consideration of raising the city’s property…

Friday, August 4, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Crowd demands answers from AISD trustee at east side rally

Austin Independent School District Trustee Jayme Mathias struggled to find common ground with parents, teacher assistants and other community members at the Save East Austin Schools rally Wednesday night. The event was organized by Bertha Delgado and Monica Sanchez, who…

Monday, July 24, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Eastside Memorial, LASA and the AISD bond

Former teacher, current AISD parent and Pride of the Eastside co-founder Vincent Tovar sits down with Austin Monitor copy editor Nina Hernandez to talk about the $1.05 billion bond package, the process of getting to that bond package and what…

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Jo Clifton

City, AISD agree on Bowie expansion rules

The city and the Austin Independent School District have reached an agreement on how the district can expand Bowie High School even though it is over the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Zone of the Edwards Aquifer.City Council voted unanimously at…

Monday, June 26, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Bond doubles down on segregation, trustee says

At last week’s Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, only one trustee voted against the adoption of the list of projects to be included in this year’s bond election: District 1 representative Edmund Gordon. In a sit-down interview…

Monday, June 19, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Eastside Memorial could be on the move

At a hastily called meeting this weekend organized by local education advocates, members of the Eastside Memorial High School community gathered in the cafeteria to discuss an Austin Independent School District bond proposal that would move the school to a…

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Jack Craver

City Council considers tax swap with school district

City Council is exploring a number of ways the city of Austin can lend a hand to the Austin Independent School District, which will forfeit $406 million this year to the state under Texas’ “recapture” policy.At a work session on…

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Teacher health care surfaces as key issue in AISD budget conversations

As the Austin Independent School District braces for a tough financial year, even by district standards, staff presented preliminary budget plans to the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting April 24.The rough waters are courtesy of Austin’s growth. Significant…

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Kate McGee

Despite state decriminalizing truancy, Austin students can still get charged for skipping

Lunch time is wrapping up at Austin High School, just west of downtown. As students walk back in the school, Austin Independent School District Police Officer Christopher Roddy walks out. He heads toward the MoPac highway underpass where there are…

Friday, April 7, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

AISD magnet school policy in turmoil

Emotions ran high as Austin Independent School District trustees, school alums and parents weighed in on the district’s magnet school policy at the board’s special called meeting April 3.The board deliberated for several hours before it voted to adopt the…

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

AISD board adopts Facility Master Plan update

Against the wishes of some trustees to postpone the item, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees worked into the early hours of Tuesday morning to adopt the Facility Master Plan update in a special called meeting.The master plan…

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Draft AISD facilities update miscalculates root of underenrollment crisis, board trustees say

Tough conversations about racial segregation and economic disparity need to be had before the Austin Independent School District’s Facility Master Plan update is approved, some trustees said at the March 27 meeting of the AISD board.Monday night, members of the…

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Kate McGee

North Austin students want to unify in a school divided

Students at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy and Lyndon B. Johnson High School have developed a set of short-term solutions to increase collaboration and improve relationships between the two schools, which are located on the same campus in Northeast…

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Democrats urged to join fight against SB 4

Matt Simpson, policy strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, told members of the Central Texas Democratic Forum on Monday that Senate Bill 4, the so-called sanctuary cities bill, throws out policies created by sheriffs and police departments…

Friday, December 9, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council approves bid to buy AISD properties

City Council approved a measure Thursday to move forward with a joint effort between the city, Travis County and the Austin Independent School District to provide affordable housing on publicly owned land.The measure authorized city staff to submit a bid…

Monday, November 14, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Sore losers and sour grapes

Ghosting on reporters… It’s probably never fun to take reporter’s calls after losing an election, but usually candidates are good sports about it. However, former City Council District 7 candidate Natalie Gauldin managed to ignore more than five phone calls throughout…

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