In an environment with dwindling resources and increasingly tough accountability requirements, Austin ISD is working to find a balance between the district's needs and its $25 million budget shortfall, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said. more »
Kelli joined Community Impact Newspaper and has been covering Southwest Austin news since July 2012. In addition to covering local businesses, neighborhood development, events and transportation, she is an education reporter focusing on Austin ISD. Kelli is a native of Lake Charles, La.
At its Dec. 2 work session, the Austin ISD board of trustees discussed options for how the school district can implement House Bill 5 and address statewide changes to graduation plans. more »
At its board meeting Dec. 16, the Austin ISD board is scheduled to consider a proposed attendance zone map for the new North Central Elementary School No. 2. Trustees discussed the changes as part of their Dec. 2 work session. more »
Eddie Bernal, owner of Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina, has come a long way since he was 16 and working at Red Lobster. more »
With a menu described as “good old American flair” and a few Tex-Mex options, Doc’s Backyard is getting ready for some changes, Operating Partner Charles Milligan said. more »