"...Rodriguez's supporters spent the weekend sending letters and signing petitions, and ultimately, the board sided with Rodriguez in a unanimous vote of support. (Though the vote may not have represented the full opinions of trustees: District 7 Trustee Yasmin Wagner made sure to praise each candidate, and District 3's Ann Teich encouraged both Delgado and Shield to run again when the seat comes up for election next November.)..."
"...AISD's board of trustees swore in its newly elected and re-elected members Monday. Amber Elenz (District 5), Jayme Mathias (District 2), Ann Teich (District 3), and Yasmin Wagner (District 7) return, with newly elected At-Large Place 8 trustee Cindy Anderson joining the fold..."
"...Five of the district's nine seats were on the ballot, and three featured unchallenged incumbents: Ann Teich in District 3, Amber Elenz in D5, and Yasmin Wagner in D7. District 2 incumbent Jayme Mathias drew a challenger in Adolphus "Andy" Anderson, and former Austin Council of PTAs Vice President Cindy Anderson (no relation) ran against attorney David Ryan Quintanilla to replace outgoing At-Large Place 8 trustee Gina Hinojosa, now headed to the state Legislature..."
"...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..."
"...And not everyone on the board disagrees with the expedited timeline. District 7 Trustee Yasmin Wagner said if the FABPAC had the “bandwidth” to take on the facilities planning work, the board should proceed, even if under an “aggressive timeline.” Wagner pointed to the district’s aging buildings (on average, 46 years old) as a motivation..."
"...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...."
"...That someone could be on the school board, which reflects and responds to certain sources of pressure – the teachers' union, the PTA moms, the usual – but frankly does not channel the breadth and depth of the energies of thousands of vocal activists and engaged citizens, from throughout Austin's socioeconomic spectrum, who have really put their back into fighting for the kids. Why aren't those people better organized to actually guide and power the district forward, instead of haranguing it from outside the walls? Why aren't they running for school board? (Both Rodriguez and Yasmin Wagner ran unopposed in November, not the first time that's happened.) Do we need to pay the school board members? How 'bout we get on that? Choosing Our Own Adventure..."
"...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..."