City council approves motion to work with AISD
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Austin city leaders want to assist the Austin Independent School District in battling its budget crunch.
The Austin City Council approved a motion Wednesday that allows City Manager Marc Ott to start discussions with AISD officials about helping the district with its current budgetary nightmare.
Some parents who attended the meeting said the two joining heads will be a good thing, similar to when the city and the district teamed up to create the J.J. Pickle research campus in North Austin.
“It's an elementary school, it's a neighborhood community center and it's a rec center, and so that's where you're leveraging the tax dollars from the city and the district and we need more facilities like that in the future," parent Paul Saldana said.
Two meetings are scheduled next month for the public to offer input on AISD's 2011-2012 preliminary budget.
For times and location you can find that on the district's website.