ABoR: School Changes on the Horizon

REALTORS®, are you paying attention? For the last two months, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) has been meeting with Austin residents and families (and hopefully, REALTORS® like you) to gather public feedback on proposed changes to AISD schools (AustinISD.org/SchoolChanges). Next month, the AISD Board of Trusteeas will meet to decide which of the proposed options will move forward and take effect in the 2020-2021 school year.

 These proposed changes are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to embrace equity across the district, including expanding access to educational and multicultural programs for all AISD students. They also tackle head on the district’s budget shortfalls, declining enrollment and aging infrastructure, ensuring that AISD is maximizing our local tax dollars while facing the reality of families and students moving out of the city and into surrounding districts.

 The quality of area schools is consistently one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new home, and as a REALTOR®, it’s important that you’re up-to-date on the proposed changes so that you can help clients understand how local schools measure up and point them in the right direction. I encourage you to read through our AISD School Changes Member Kit (ABoR.com/AISD) for a summary of the changes, FAQs and next steps that you can share with your neighbors, colleagues and clients. 

Oct. 31: 2019 ABoR Annual Meeting & Domain Economic Development Panel

 Join me at the Archer Hotel next Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. for our 2019 ABoR Annual Meeting. This FREE event for ABoR members will include our annual State of the Association address as well as a BIG announcement you’ll want to hear in person! 

 But there’s more…show up at 9:30 a.m. for Up and Onward: The Economic Impact of the Domain. This limited-access, ticketed event includes a panel discussion showcasing the Domain’s ever-growing impact on our local economy, demographics and housing trends and what they mean for Austin today and tomorrow. Breakfast and coffee will be served.

 Get tickets for one or both events at ABoR.com/AnnualMeeting. I hope to see you there!

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