Central Austin schools set for facility upgrades; Austin ISD plans summer move to new headquarters


What We Reported

In November voters approved Austin ISD’s largest bond in district history. Totaling $1.05 billion, the bond includes several construction projects, but the overarching goal is to modernize learning spaces for AISD students.

The Latest

The district is soliciting bids from design firms for the rebuilds of Doss and Brown elementary schools as well as the expansion and modernization of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.

What’s Next

After selling its downtown headquarters for $36.5 million to an Austin developer, the district will move its administrative offices to the Southfield Building, 4000 S. I-35. An AISD spokesperson said staff could move as early as this summer depending on whether renovations are needed.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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