Coalition to Save Austin Urban Schools press conference
January 25, 2011 § 2 Comments
The recently formed Coalition to Save Austin Urban Schools held a press conference announcing the unity of the 9 campuses which are currently targeted for possible closures by AISD.
Here are photos from the event held prior to the AISD School Board Meeting.
Community members from various schools (including Sanchez, Zilker and Ortega Elementary Schools) spoke on the need to keep schools open and urged AISD school board members to seek other options as they confront serious budget deficits.
The coalition of schools include: Barton Hills, Brooke, Joslin, Oak Springs, Ortega, Pease, Sanchez and Zilker elementary schools and Pearce Middle School.
Field recording of press conference:
Maurel Marette – spokesperson, Coalition to Save Austin Urban Schools
Mrs.Oliva – VP of Sanchez Elementary School PTA
Richard Marin – Zilker Elementary School parent