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AISD plans bond election, elects vice chair

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Though it won’t be announced officially until this morning, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees is moving forward with a $1.05 billion bond election this November. The Austin Monitor will have the full story in Wednesday’s edition, and the district will have more information about the bond package on “in the next few days.” And, after the order to call for the bond election last night, the board unanimously elected recently appointed Trustee Geronimo Rodriguez to fill the empty officer position of vice chair Monday night. Former District 6 representative Paul Saldaña left the vice chair seat vacant when he resigned without warning this past April. He had been elected to the officer position in January 2016. The board appointed Rodriguez, a Seton Healthcare Family executive, to fill the seat June 12. Trustee Jayme Mathias, who had been a strong advocate for Rodriguez during the appointment process, made the motion to approve him as vice chair. Trustee Ann Teich seconded. “I want to publicly thank Trustee Rodriguez for considering serving on the board in this capacity,” Mathias said. “To step up in this role at this time in our history is something for which we are extremely grateful.”

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