Tag Archives: AISD

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…

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by KUT News

Texas education groups are trying to get more students, teachers to vote

By Kate Groetzinger & Kate McGeeAustin Independent School District Superintendent Paul Cruz chatted with six Reagan Early College High School students Monday afternoon as they gathered at the early voting center at Austin Community College-Highland Mall to cast their ballots…

Friday, October 14, 2016 by Jack Craver

Austin teams up with Travis County and AISD on affordable housing

The city of Austin, Travis County and the Austin Independent School District are poised to enter a three-party partnership aimed at using publicly owned lands to address the shortage of affordable housing in the area.City Council did its part Thursday,…

Monday, September 26, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Upscale dogs, other complaints

You’re never too old to throw shade… Last Monday, the Austin Independent School District’s workshop meeting was full of lively discussion, including more pondering of academic programming and how to correctly catalog it for parents and district members. Often, special…

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD postpones potential bond

On Monday, the Austin Independent School District board of trustees decided to pump the brakes on future bonding efforts for district schools for another year.At the board’s workshop meeting, trustees met with the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee to…

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD employees see insurance hikes

The final board of trustees meeting attended by Austin Independent School District’s Chief Human Capital Officer Michael Houser brought hard news: Some AISD employees could see a significant portion of their newly approved raises go toward paying increasing health care…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Historic Landmark Commission defies AISD, moves forward with historic zoning for Lee Elementary

Once again, the Historic Landmark Commission was the site of an ideological showdown over the fate of Russell Lee Elementary. And, on Monday night, it was also a face-off between the commission and the Austin Independent School District.Just prior to…

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Robert E. Lee sign change erodes trust between city commission and school district

In an emotional, accusatory hearing, the Historic Landmark Commission voted Monday night to initiate historic zoning on the school formerly known as Robert E. Lee Elementary.Since the case first appeared before the commission, AISD has voted to change the name…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD approves $1.3 billion budget

Trustees with the Austin Independent School District approved a $1.3 billion operating budget for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year in an 8-0-1 vote Monday night, with District 1 Trustee Edmund Gordon abstaining. It is the largest budget AISD has ever…

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

At Lee Elementary, the sign remains the same

Last week, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees took the bold step of changing the name of Lee Elementary School to Lee Elementary School. However, if a group pushing for preservation of the school’s original sign has its…

Monday, May 23, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Proposed ordinance puts charter schools at odds with neighborhoods

Though they gave it a shot, members of the Planning Commission’s Committee on Codes and Ordinances were unable to reach an agreement on what to do with the draft ordinance that would remove site development plan exemptions for charter schools.Andrew…

Friday, May 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Facing pressure, flagship Torchy’s drops alcohol waiver request

Anyone who has been to the South Congress Torchy’s Tacos since it opened in January might be surprised to learn that alcohol sales aren’t soon on the way. Since its opening, the restaurant has featured two large bars — one…

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD Trustees favor new Lee for Lee Elementary

After a near-yearlong process, Austin Independent School District trustees heard three final choices for the renaming of Robert E. Lee Elementary school at their Monday workshop meeting.Although not set to formally vote until May 23, board members reached a verbal…

Monday, May 9, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: AISD tax swap

Austin Independent School District trustees Paul Saldana and Gina Hinajosa join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about a proposed tax swap between the district and the City of Austin. Sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below.

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