Pearce Vote Monday

AISD confirms repurposing meeting to take place Aug. 3

AISD Board of Trustees (left to right: Vince Torres, Lori Moya, Cheryl Bradley, Mark Williams): Long night on Monday
AISD Board of Trustees (left to right: Vince Torres, Lori Moya, Cheryl Bradley, Mark Williams): Long night on Monday (Photo by Richard Whittaker)

Confirming what we reported on Tuesday, AISD has announced the details of how they plan to proceed with the Pearce Middle School repurposing.

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will present the repurposing proposal at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, starting at 7.45pm, Aug. 3 in the Board Auditorium, 1111 W. Sixth.

AISD is working to have the plan up on their website before the weekend, so stakeholders can look it over. On the night of the meeting, citizen communication will start at 8.20pm: Sign-up to speak will run 7.45am-4.45pm at the Superintendent's office, then 4.45-7.45pm in the Board Auditorium. Comments can also be left at the Pearce website or at 512/414-9101.

If the board approves the plan on Monday, it will be sent straight to Commissioner of Education Robert Scott. If he approves it in time, that means Pearce will re-open, in some shape, form or manner, for the new school year.

There are two big questions pending about this proposal. One, what will be in the instructional plan: Two, who will actually be running the place?

Full press release after the jump.

Public Hearing & Special Board Meeting Scheduled for Monday, August 3
District Prepares Repurposing Proposal for Pearce Middle School

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen will present the Repurposing Proposal for Pearce Middle School to the Austin School District Board of Trustees at a Special Meeting on Monday, August 3, followed by a Public Hearing, and action by the Board.

The Special Meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Carruth Administration Center, located at 1111 West Sixth Street. Following a brief presentation by Dr. Carstarphen, public testimony on the Repurposing Proposal is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:20 p.m.

If the Board approves the proposal at Monday’s meeting, it will be delivered Tuesday morning to Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott, who will make the final determination on whether the Pearce campus will be open for the next school year. If approved, classes are scheduled begin on Monday, August 24.

Citizens may sign-up to speak on the Pearce proposal, beginning at 7:45 a.m. on August 3 in the Superintendent’s Office, Room A-230 of Carruth. Citizen sign-up will continue at 4:45 p.m. at the Auditorium, and remain available until 7:45 p.m., when the Special Meeting starts.

Spanish language interpretation will be available for those attending the meeting, which will also be carried live over AISD-TV (Channel 22), and streamed on the AISD Website, http://www.austinisd.org

AISD will post the Repurposing Proposal on the AISD Website later this week. Copies of the proposal, in both English and Spanish, will also be available at the Public Hearing on August 3.

Members of the community who wish to comment on the Pearce Repurposing Proposal may also do so on the AISD Website. The address is http://www.austinisd.org/schools/pearce/comments.phtml The public may also leave a recorded telephone message at 414-9101.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 3, and continuing until 7:30 p.m., the Board of Trustees and Superintendent Carstarphen will hold a Work Session on the District’s Recommended 2009-2010 Budget. The Work Session will also be carried live on AISD-TV and streamed over the AISD Website.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More AISD
Saldaña Quits AISD Board
Saldaña Quits AISD Board
Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit

Richard Whittaker, April 7, 2017

Ben Carson Invites Himself to Austin ISD
Carson vs. Garcia?
GOP contender's photo op plan quietly falls apart

Richard Whittaker, Oct. 17, 2015

More Pearce Middle School
TEA Rankings: AISD Improving
TEA Rankings: AISD Improving
Only one campus marked academically unacceptable

Richard Whittaker, July 30, 2010

Pearce Repurposed: But For How Long?
Pearce Repurposed: But For How Long?
Commissioner Scott decides not to remove the axe from East Austin school

Richard Whittaker, Aug. 25, 2009

More by Richard Whittaker
One in a Crowd: Vulcan Video Needs Your Help
One in a Crowd: Vulcan Video Needs Your Help
Keep the tapes rolling at Austin's VHS and DVD institution

May 23, 2019

RTX Orders a <i>Stuber</i>
RTX Orders a Stuber
Rooster Teeth snags special screening of the SXSW favorite

May 23, 2019

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

AISD, Pearce Middle School, Meria Carstarphen, Texas Education Agency, Austin ISD, Board of Trustees

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle