Maplewood Elementary School
"...Attorney David Quintanilla understands children's issues, but has little hands-on experience with the district. Former Austin Council of PTAs vice president Cindy Anderson got crosswise with teachers over her opposition to three-year contracts, but with a longer track record of volunteerism on a series of district bodies, we believe Anderson has the edge when it comes to tackling pressing matters. District 3: Ann Teich, unopposed. District 5: Amber Elenz, unopposed. District 7: Yasmin Wagner, unopposed...."
"...The other, District 7 in the southwest, provides the third competitive race. Incumbent Robert Schneider was the first candidate to file, seeking his fourth term, but former Gorzycki Middle School PTA president Theresa Bastianand AISD Boundary Advisory Committee member Yasmin Wagner are both formally running...."
"...A retired UT researcher specializing in massive parallel computing, and a board member of the Texas Association of School Boards, he called this election cycle "a time of unprecedented opportunity for AISD." Laying out the challenges facing trustees, he wrote, "In the coming months the board will approve a FY 2014-15 budget, hire a new superintendent, and work through school finance challenges from statewide recapture." However, he is not alone in wanting to make those decisions; he has already drawn two challengers. Yasmin Wagner is a creative director at computing firm AMD, a board member of YWCA of Greater Austin, and has served as a representative on the Austin Council of Parent Teacher Associations and a member of the district's Boundary Advisory Committee..."
"...In District 3, retired teacher Ann Teich wants her second term (although she has confirmed that she has no ambitions for a third), as does her neighbor to the south, District 5's Amber Elenz. Both are four-year veterans of the dais, but it's a quicker trip back to the ballot box for Yasmin Wagner..."
"...Yasmin Wagner is the new AISD trustee for District 7, the seat left vacant by the death earlier this year of Trustee Robert Schneider. She was appointed by the board, beating out the sole other applicant, Dale Sump, and will serve until the seat is on the Nov..."
"...Gordon suggested speeding the appointment process up by giving the post to Yasmin Wagner, the candidate Schneider beat last year. But it was clear no one had actually asked Wagner whether she wanted it..."
"...There were also perfunctory $2,500 payments to District 1 candidate Ted Gordon, and Julie Cowan in District 2, but the PAC has really doubled down on its spending for Yasmin Wagner, challenging District 7 incumbent Robert Schneider. On top of a $7,500 donation to her account, they have laid down over $33,000 in spending, most recently filing a special telegram announcing $13,112 to Kelly Graphics for a Wagner mailer...."
"...District 7: Yasmin Wagner* (unopposed)..."
"...Austin voters will have plenty of issues to consider in the three contested races each for the Austin Independent School District and Austin Community College boards of trustees. (Two AISD incumbents – Geronimo Rodriguez and Yasmin Wagner – are unopposed.) For both institutions, revenue and equity challenges loom large...."
"...• Yasmin Wagner District 9:..."
"...School Board, Too: Candidates are lining up for the AISD Board of Trustees, as well. Kristin Ashy has filed to replace outgoing trustee Julie Cowan in District 4, and Yasmin Wagner has filed to continue representing District 7..."
"...District 7: Yasmin Wagner Austin Community College Board of Trustees..."
"...District 7: Back on the electoral roundabout for Yasmin Wagner: Two years ago, she lost to incumbent Robert Schneider in a race for this southwest seat. Then last year she was appointed to fill Schneider's position after he died, but with the unexpired four-year term shortened to two years, per state law..."
"...Two candidates have applied to be appointed interim AISD trustee for District 7: Yasmin Wagner, who lost to the late incumbent Robert Schneider in the 2014 election, and accountant Jonathan Sump. The district has set three meet-the-candidates forums: 7pm Tuesday, Sept..."
"...DISTRICT 7 Robert Schneider: 9,925 (52.0%) Yasmin Wagner: 9,157 (48.0%)..."
"...District 7 Robert Schneider 6,014 53.89% Yasmin Wagner 5,145 46.11% Travis County..."
"...Over the next two years, AISD will select a new superintendent, and traverse the minefield of school finance reform. While his challenger Yasmin Wagner (a second opponent, Theresa Bastian, dropped out after filing) seems committed to increasing outcomes and reducing outflows in the district, Schneider's experience will be vital on a board on which no other member has more than two years tenure...."
"...Robert Schneider (i)Yasmin Wagner..."