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1,000 Austin ISD employees not paid due to 'glitch' amid rallies for higher pay

Austin ISD employees and others gathered for higher pay at the district headquarters Thursday. (Education Austin/Twitter)

A day after Austin ISD teachers rallied for higher pay, over 1,000 employees say they haven't received their Friday paycheck.

The district said that a "pay glitch" has kept 1,320 employees from receiving their pay. AISD said there would be an update on any progress as it works to fix the issue with a bank.

The district's finances have garnered attention in the past few weeks as it works to balance out a tighter budget while meeting teachers' demands for better compensation. On Thursday, the AISD employees' union Education Austin rallied for higher pay for all school staff at an "At What Cost" protest outside of the district's headquarters.

Austin ISD announced April 7 that it would cut 632 jobs while giving a pay increase to its remaining employees next year. At the time, the district estimated a 2022-23 budget of around $1.048 billion and expected to spend $768 million in property taxes to a state fund for "property-poor" districts in the next school year.

But amid a citywide increase in tax appraisal values, the district announced April 21 that its new bill would be $855 million.

Austin ISD said it would update on the pay glitch by noon Friday but has not since released new information.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.