April 22, 2019 Meeting Follow Up

1.      Public Comment

  • All 30 slots filled
    • Speakers voiced concerns about the 1% pay raise for teachers being too low and leaving out classified staff
    • Speakers brought up issues with dual language implementation
    • Speakers expressed hope that AISD’s new Equity Officer would have the authority to make necessary changes

2.      Consent Agenda & Considerations

  • Consent Agenda passed unanimously
    • Appointment of the Principal of Cook ES, LBJ ECHS, Murchison MS, and Travis ECHS
  • Items Pulled for Separate Vote
    • Various maintenance agreements approved 8-0-1, Trustee Wagner abstained
    • Agreement with UT to designate AISD as sub-award recipient for grant to provide Writers Workshops in Elementary Bilingual Classrooms approved 8-0-1, Trustee Elenz abstained

3.      Superintendent’s Report

  • Preliminary Budget for 2019-2020
    • See proposed budget increases and decreases here.
    • Workshops for the public to attend:
      • Academics and Economic Opportunity Panel
        • This panel will focus on the district’s academic priorities and responses to the changing economic landscape in Central Texas
        • Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 pm @ Alternative Learning Center
      • Equity and School Community Benefit Panel
        • This panel will focus on how the district can continue to meet community needs and how the reinvention process presents an opportunity to increase equity in the district.
        • Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 pm @ Dobie Middle School