RRISD back-to-school event planned for August 6th. Volunteers, vendors and donations needed.

For the first time since COVID brought in-person events to a screeching halt in 2019, Round Rock ISD will resume its in-person Back-to-School Celebration, providing much-needed support to District students and families. In a fun, community-building carnival atmosphere, the event connects families in need with no-cost services such as vaccinations, vision & hearing screenings, andContinue reading “RRISD back-to-school event planned for August 6th. Volunteers, vendors and donations needed.”

Area voters repel extreme candidates in some May 7 school board elections, elect them in others.

The results are in and the message in suburban communities in our area is clear: bringing communities together is key to electing candidates who are focused on student success, teacher retention and equity rather than the disinformation-driven politics of exclusion. In Pflugerville ISD, current PISD Board President and incumbent Renae Mitchell was re-elected over aContinue reading “Area voters repel extreme candidates in some May 7 school board elections, elect them in others.”

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 EducationContinue reading “As budget and staffing decisions loom, Access drives advocacy for student-centered decisions.”

Access advocacy on LGBTQ Pride yields positive response!

Access Education RRISD recently launched a letter writing campaign calling on area parents and community members to send a pre-written, or their own personalized letter to Board members and district leadership. In its sample letter, Access Education RRISD asks for district-wide recognition and support of LGBTQ Pride, citing how AISD celebrates its own AISD PrideContinue reading “Access advocacy on LGBTQ Pride yields positive response!”

Vote in TWO elections in the next 30 days!

Today is the first day of early voting in the May 7th municipal and constitutional election. In an email call to action this morning, Access Education RRISD reminds voters to get to the polls TWICE before school lets out for the summer. The second election is the primary runoff on May 24th. While Round RockContinue reading “Vote in TWO elections in the next 30 days!”

Following reinstatement of Dr. Azaiez, Access RRISD turns attention to new health & human sexuality curriculum.

In a 5-2 vote on March 24th, the RRISD school board voted to reinstate Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, who had been on administrative leave since January 6th pending results of a District-funded investigation into allegations of misconduct outside of work. With the Board-approved Superintendent back at work, Access RRISD has turned its attention to matters directlyContinue reading “Following reinstatement of Dr. Azaiez, Access RRISD turns attention to new health & human sexuality curriculum.”

RRISD SPED parents call for censure of Trustee Weston

Parents of children with special needs in Round Rock ISD called for censure of Trustee Weston this week due to alleged targeted silencing of their critical comments in a public forum, and alleged attempts to have a SPED parent removed from their position on the SHAC and replaced with another parent who supported Trustee WestonContinue reading “RRISD SPED parents call for censure of Trustee Weston”

Another delay in resolution of Superintendent’s investigation.

Round Rock ISD parents and community members will have to wait yet again to learn the fate of Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez. Azaiez was placed on administrative leave by a reluctant board on January 6th. The Board was to meet in closed session regarding Azaiez on February 3rd, but that meeting was cancelled due toContinue reading “Another delay in resolution of Superintendent’s investigation.”

It’s not just RRISD; school board chaos/take-overs part of coordinated, national effort.

National media coverage reveals an eerily familiar pattern of events in suburban school districts all across the country. Last summer, NBC News covered school board chaos and District takeovers in Cumberland, Maine. Earlier that year, they had followed the same story closer to home in Carroll ISD, outside of Dallas with their Southlake podcast. AndContinue reading “It’s not just RRISD; school board chaos/take-overs part of coordinated, national effort.”

Letter-writing campaign asks hard questions/demands answers from TEA.

Tonight the Round Rock ISD school board meets to further discuss the fate of superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, who was placed on administrative leave on Jan 6th. Access Education RRISD yesterday launched a letter writing campaign to coincide with the meeting in response to concerns from hundreds of RRISD parents and community members about theContinue reading “Letter-writing campaign asks hard questions/demands answers from TEA.”