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Oak Springs Arson
The Austin Fire Department estimates $20,000 in damages to the school's playground
"...that caused $20,000 in damage to the playground at Oak Springs Elementary (3601 Webberville), rendering it completely off limits..."

May 5, 2017 News Feature by Jessi Cape

Elementary School Limbo Continues
Decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools comes down to indecisive 4-4 tie at Monday's board of trustees meeting
"...the decisive vote on whether to close two AISD elementary schools came down to a profoundly indecisive 4-4 tie..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Will AISD Magnetize Eastside Sixth-Graders?
Kealing Junior High may add a sixth grade -- at the expense of its three Eastside elementary feeder schools.
"...grade at three of Kealing's feeder schools -- Campbell, Oak Springs, and Blackshear, which serve the low-income Eastside neighborhoods..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

No Bilingual Blueprint?
Forgione's new blueprint attracts critics who worry it will mean the end of the dual language program.
"...District Superintendent Pat Forgione met with parents at Harris Elementary School, and later at Pearce Middle School, to raise..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Family Flight
Will AISD abandon its shrinking schools?
"...Becker Elementary is a place full of history, obvious in the..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Closing Schools Won't Fix AISD Budget
We have the Legislature to thank for this mess
" close nine schools – Barton Hills, Brooke, Joslin, Oak Springs, Ortega, Pease, Sanchez, and Zilker elementaries, and Pearce..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Repurposing Ain't Pretty
Parents lay into AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione
"...forums, Tuesday at Porter Middle School and Wednesday at Oak Springs Elementary, Forgione made the same pitch as he..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

St. Michael's Passion
Whose truth prevails at Austin's Catholic high school?
" Wallace, an African-American woman and former principal of Oak Springs Elementary in AISD who was a board member..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public and Trustees Blast AISD 'Repurposing' Plan
Speed and lack of public input criticized in hearings
"...Under Forgione's plan, the underutilized Becker Elementary would this fall become a center for 3- and..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Frank Rivera

Blueprint and Blues for AISD
"...achievement. Three -- Dobie Middle School, and Blackshear and Oak Springs Elementaries -- had already been designated for the..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

AISD's Haves and Have Nots
"...Blackshear Elementary..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature

Mindstorms Mania: Children are the future, and the future is robots
The next generation of robot-makers showed their stuff at Austin Children's Museum's robotics showcase
"...who participated in the Mindstorms Mania robotics showcase at Oak Springs Elementary School this past weekend...."

May 16, 2008 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...of trustees voted on a proposal to close Becker Elementary and leave Oak Springs Elementary open Monday night, but..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...Verified demographic information about Oak Springs Elementary is available from the AISD Web site..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Column

Wrong Word Choice
"...a dilly of a pickle. Verified demographic information about Oak Springs Elementary is available from the AISD Web site..."

Feb. 14, 2006 Postmarks

School Closings Under Fire
Austinites pack Delco Center to oppose closing of schools
"...ISD's Facility Master Plan Task Force to close several elementary and middle schools...."

Jan. 12, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Teacher Accused of Making Student Eat Soap
Parents say their 5-year-old was forced to ingest soap by a special ed teacher at Sims Elementary
" allegations that a special education teacher at Sims Elementary improperly disciplined a child. The parents say that the..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Overenrolled and Underenrolled
AISD's Elementary Schools
"...capacity; 13 of them are over 120% full.Most Underenrolled Elementary SchoolsAllan: 47%..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature

Rape saga redux and other local imbroglios.
" the three high schools listed above, Blackshear and Oak Springs elementary schools and Dobie Middle School were also..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...appointment of Becker principal David Kauffman to brand-new Perez Elementary and Oak Springs principal Gilbert Hicks to Overton Elementary..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Elementaries Spared Axe
Forgione withdraws long-fought-about proposal to close Becker and Oak Springs elementaries
"...Forgione had withdrawn a controversial proposal to close two elementary schools. That came as a huge relief to the..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

2001 Kids' Summer Fun Guide
"...Barbara Jordan Elementary, 6711 Johnny Morris..."

May 4, 2001 Features Feature

Who Killed Porter Middle School?
The evidence points to George W. Bush. But he wasn't alone.
"...followed Forgione's proposal to repurpose Porter and two elementaries (Oak Springs and Becker) were crammed with discussions and hearings..."

March 10, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Forgione Says Follow the Blueprint
Forgione takes his Blueprint on the road, but is everyone buying?
"...being imposed from above. On Thursday night at Blackshear Elementary, Forgione stressed cooperation and teamwork, but made it clear..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

Shrinking Schools
While the suburbs sprawl, central city schools count their children – and their blessings
"...were followed by the very best readers at Zavala Elementary: sixth-graders in tiaras, fourth-graders blowing kisses, a jeep full..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Election Info
Dates, voting locations, and ballots
"...Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd., 10am-6pm Saturday, Oct. 28..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Critic's Picks
"...Best Children's ArtGullet Elementary..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Ice Hits, Austin Stops
UPDATE: Multiple accidents mean schools, UT, county, city close
"...Pool and Deep Eddy Pool, are closed today. Barton Springs Pool is open for "swim at your own risk"..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Who is Under the Axe?
Breaking down the 1,017 proposed cuts
"...Elementary Schools..."

Feb. 13, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Bond Construction Projects
"...MS $1,723,516 $1,719,739 ($3,777) -0% A A A D Elementary Schools Allan $2,042,091 $1,987,074 ($55,017) -3% Allison $569,023 $644,244..."

Jan. 15, 1999 News Feature

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