As budget and staffing decisions loom, Access drives advocacy for student-centered decisions.

The RRISD Board of Trustees meets tonight, May 5th to work on budget priorities for the 2022-23 school year. Meanwhile, the District is actively seeking to hire key leadership in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and in Library Services. In order to drive timely advocacy for students during these key decisions, Access Education RRISD researched and prepared sample language on the issues below. To ensure the needs of Black students are represented accurately, Access partnered with Round Rock Black Parents Association and ACT (Anti-racists Coming Together), two local organizations founded by BIPOC in Round Rock ISD, on budget and equity language.

  • Prioritizing student-facing staff in the budget, such as counselors, LSSW’s and educators
  • Supporting RRISD’s book-review standards, not the TEA’s.
  • Hiring a strong Director of Library Services to fill the retiring Director’s position.
  • Strengthening the Equity office and equity programming by listening to communities of color