Austin Interfaith Leverages Unanimous Vote for In-District Charter School

Education and Youth
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 17:45

Austin Interfaith Leverages Unanimous Vote for In-District Charter School

School board trustees of AISD voted unanimously to approve a full-scale in-district charter partnership for Travis Heights Elementary, to be managed by teachers, community members, the district’s labor group Education Austin, and Austin Interfaith.  In order for the idea to be voted on, school leaders first leveraged a 90% majority of support from its teachers and parents. The school’s leaders will have greater power over their budget and freedom to create alternative curricula and language programs.