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Could AISD Be Sued for Cancelling Its IDEA Contract?

KUT News

The Austin Independent School Board will meet behind closed doors this evening. According to the executive session agenda, they may discuss possible lawsuits surrounding the district’s decision to cancel its contract with IDEA Public Schools.

In December, the board voted 5 to 4 to cancel the contract that hired IDEA to run an in-district charter at Allan Elementary.

“There are clearly relationships between AISD and IDEA at the moment that fall under the executive session aspect. Exactly what’s going to be discussed or what they are bringing to be discussed, I absolutely have no idea at this point other than what the agenda item says," AISD Board Member Robert Schneider says.

Before going into closed session, the school board will hold a public hearing on the nearly $900 million bond proposal that voters could see in May.

That’s at 6:30 at Crockett High School. There's a second public hearing next Tuesday.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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