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Top Morning Stories 11/28/11: AISD Public Hearing, Primary Ballot Filing Begins

AISD is holding a Public Hearing tonight from 6-8 p.m.
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AISD is holding a Public Hearing tonight from 6-8 p.m.

AISD Public Hearing

The Austin Independent School District is holding a public hearing on its Facilities Master Plan tonight. Last week the AISD Board adopted the framework to guide how it manages its facilities, but the Board still hasn’t decided on a few key issues. There has been opposition to some parts of the plan, including a proposal to add in-district charter schools at some struggling campuses. Tonight’s hearing runs from 6 – 8 p.m. at AISD’s headquarters on West 6th Street. Speakers are limited to two minutes each, and can sign up in the Board Auditorium until 6:15 p.m.

Primary Ballot Filing Begins

Today is the first day Texas politicians can file for a place on the March 6th primary ballot. The filing period runs through December 15th. These dates may change if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to grant Attorney General Greg Abbott's request for an emergency stay, preventing the use of current court-ordered redistricting maps.

KUT has more coverage on this story.

Open Data Feedback

The City of Austin is introducing Open Data, a website where City information will be made available to the public. The City is asking for input  to see what datasets Austinintes would most like to see. Today is the last day to vote. To vote or read more about the available data, check out the City'sCommunity Forum.