AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District announced Wednesday it would begin discussing a plan to build a facility in the Mueller neighborhood.
Starting next week, AISD officials will begin getting feedback for the 10-acre site. They want to know what type of schools should be built in the neigborhood and what grades it should serve.
Many parents at the Mueller development Wednesday were happy to hear about the new plan.
“I think this community is up-and-coming and we really need a new school; I think it would be really helpful,” Laura Ryan said. Another resident, Tara Hroch, said, “We would love an elementary school, something with dual language or things like that would be great.”
One parent questioned if more money should be put into schools already there, but the school district says it wants to make sure the new school facilities serve the entire Northeast Austin community.
The district wants the community’s opinion on the following questions: What type of facility should be prioritized? If a school or schools were built on the site, what grades should be included? And who would be ideal partners to help ensure that the facility serves the entire Northeast Austin community with “excellence and equity?”
Community feedback can be given on March 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, located at 1156 Hargrave St. You can also give feedback online here.
For more information, visit the Imagine Northeast Austin website.