AISD: Who is Under the Axe?

Breaking down the 1,017 proposed cuts

AISD: Who is Under the Axe?

The scale of the 1,017 staff cuts Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will present to the AISD Board of Trustees on Monday is daunting enough. Now district parents and employees have a chance to pick apart the presentation, and it's clearer now which schools, offices, and individual jobs are under the lay-off axe.

You can see the full numbers here. Hidden in the administrative coding are two realities: One, even though this was updated on Friday, it's old numbers, since it only lists 1,012 positions. Two, that the bulk of these are specific posts. There are already people in the district looking through this list and knowing that they are the only person in their school or office with the listed position.

The obvious impact will be on schools: Part of this was known from the recent changes in the staffing formulas, and the emphasis will be on how many teaching jobs will go. However, the terms "administration" and "classified" hide a lot of vital positions, and as people drill through the numbers, there are bound to be a lot of questions.

Why so many losses in the central office for special education, community education, learning services and support for at-risk kids? Why is Carstarphen proposing completely eliminating her press office, leaving the local media with no-one to contact? Why are eight blue collar jobs on the line at the warehouse?

And, just as importantly, why is Carstarphen in New York?

It also poses a new challenge for the Save Austin Schools Coalition: Their strategy so far has been about protecting neighborhood schools, but the question is whether they will restrategize to protect the staff and programs within them as well.

Here are the proposed cuts by department and school, with a little bit of a breakdown for teaching staff:

Central Office

Chief Academic Officer: 82
Chief Schools Officer: 91
Chief Performance Officer: 5
Chief Human Capital Officer: 21
Chief Operations Officer: 11
Chief Financial Officer: 19
Chief of Staff: 12

Totals:
Administrator: 32
Teacher: 3
Professionals: 103
Classified: 104
Total: 242

High Schools

Akins: 5 teachers
Anderson: 9 (7 teachers)
Ann Richards: 4 (all teachers)
Austin High: 15 (13 teachers)
Bowie: 12 (10 teachers, 1 assistant principal)
Crockett: 13 (10 teachers)
Eastside Green Tech: 13 (9 teachers)
Eastside Global Studies: 5 (4 teachers, 1 social worker)
Garza: 1 (no teachers)
International High School: 5 (2 teachers, 1 assistant principal)
Lanier: 19 (13 teachers, 1 assistant principal)
LASA: 6 (all teachers)
LBJ: 8 (6 teachers)
McCallum: 4 (3 teachers)
Reagan: 9 (8 teachers)
Travis High: 8 (8 teachers)
To be determined: 6 parent support specialists

Totals:
Administrators: 3
Teachers: 107
Professionals: 11
Classified: 21
Total: 142

Middle Schools

Bailey: 6 (2 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Bedichek: 4 (3 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Burnet: 7 (6 teachers)
Covington: 13 (9 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Dobie: 8 (6 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Fullmore: 14 (12 teachers, 2 teacher assistants)
Garcia: 25 (18 teachers, 5 teacher assistants)
Gorzycki: 4 (3 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Kealing: 7 (all teachers)
Lamar: 12 (9 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Martin: 10 (6 teachers, 2 math specialists)
Mendez: 9 (7 teachers)
Murchison: 5 (3 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
O. Henry: 2 (all teachers)
Paredes: 9 (5 teachers, 2 teacher assistants)
Pearce: 8 (7 teachers)
Small: 2 (all teachers)
Webb: 5 (3 teachers)
To be determined: 7 parent support specialist

Totals
Administrators: 1
Teachers: 110
Professional: 12
Classified: 35
Total: 158

Elementary Schools

Allan: 6 (3 teachers)
Allison: 8 (7 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Andrews: 7 (5 teachers)
Baldwin: 1 (all teachers)
Baranof: 2 (all teachers)
Barrington: 3 (all teacher assistants)
Barton Hills: 3 (2 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Becker: 1 (1 assistant principal)
Blackshear: 3 (1 teacher, 1 assistant principal)
Blanton: 8 (5 teachers, 1 teacher assistant,1 bilingual instructor)
Blazier: 4 (3 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Boone: 6 (1 teacher, 2 teacher assistants, 1 assistant principal)
Brentwood: 1 (all teacher)
Brooke: 5 (1 teacher, 1 teacher assistants, 1 assistant principal)
Brown: 7 (3 teachers, 2 bilinigual instructors, 2 teacher assistant)
Bryker Woods: 2 (1 teacher, 1 teacher assistant)
Campbell: 5 (4 teachers)
Casey: 3 (1 teacher, 2 teacher assistants)
Casis: 7 (3 teachers, 1 reading specialist, 2 teacher assistants)
Clayton: 4 (all teachers)
Cook: 6 (4 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Cowan: 3 (1 teacher, 1 teacher assistant)
Cunningham: 2 (all teachers)
Dawson: 3 (2 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Doss: 2 (all teachers)
Galindo: 12 (9 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Govalle: 4 (2 teachers)
Graham: 4 (2 teachers, 2 teacher assistants)
Gullet: 1 (all teachers)
Harris: 10 (8 teachers, 1 bilingual instructor, 1 teacher assistant)
Hart: 2 (1 teacher, 1 teacher assistant)
Highland: 1 (all teachers)
Hill: 2 (all teachers)
Houston: 10 (8 teachers)
Jordan: 9 (7 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Joslin: 3 (2 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Kiker: 2 (all teachers)
Kocurek: 7 (6 teachers, 1 elementary)
Langford: 11 (7 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Lee: 1 (all teacher assistants)
Linder: 4 (all teachers)
Maplewood: 1 (all teacher assistants)
Mathews: 2 (1 teacher, 1 teacher assistant)
McBee: 1 (all assistant principal)
Menchaca: 5 (all teachers)
Metz: 10 (8 teachers)
Mills: 5 (4 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Norman: 6 (4 teachers)
Oak Hill: 9 (6 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Oak Springs: 4 (2 teachers, 1 teacher assistant, 1 assistant principal)
Odom: 9 (7 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Ortega: 5 (4 teachers, 1 parent support specialist)
Overton: 8 (3 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Palm: 10 (6 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Patton: 2 (all teacher assistants)
Pease: 2 (1 teacher assistant)
Pecan Springs: 15 (12 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Perez: 5 (4 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Pickle: 4 (2 teachers)
Pillow: 2 (1 teacher, 1 teacher assistant)
Pleasant Hill: 9 (7 teachers, 2 teacher assistants)
Reilly: 5 (all teachers)
Ridgetop: 1 (all teachers)
Rodriguez: 5 (all teachers)
Sanchez: 8 (7 teachers)
Sims: 7 (4 teachers, 1 assistant principal)
St. Elmo: 6 (5 teachers, 1 assistant principal)
Summit: 3 (all teacher assistants)
Sunset Valley: 10 (7 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Travis Heights: 4 (all teachers)
Walnut Creek: 16 (11 teachers, 3 teacher assistants)
Widen: 7 (4 teachers, 1 speech pathologist)
Williams: 6 (4 teachers, 2 teacher assistants)
Winn: 10 (8 teachers, 1 bilingual instructor, 1 teacher assistant)
Wooldridge: 7 (6 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Wooten: 3 (2 teachers, 1 teacher assistant)
Zavala: 1 (all teacher assistant)
Zilker: 2 (all teacher assistants)
To be determined: 9 art teachers, 8 music, 12 P.E., 25 parent support specialists

Totals:
Administrators: 12
Teachers: 299
Professionals: 37
Classified: 106
Total: 454

Special Schools

Clifton: 4
Homebound: 1
Rosedale: 10
TBD: 1 parent support specialist:

Totals:
Administrators: 1
Teachers: 3
Professionals: 5
Classified: 7
Total: 16

Districtwide Total


Administrator: 49
Teacher: 522
Professional: 168
Classifieds: 273
Total: 1,012

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AISD, Austin Independent School District, 1,017, Meria Carstarphen, Reduction in Force, Save Austin Schools

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