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Austin school officials work to sustain 'inspired' spaces while keeping out the 'active shooter'

(Bob Daemmrich)

Matias Segura swept his hand across a whiteboard in his office at AISD headquarters, describing how an entrance vestibule works. It might remind you of a sally port at a prison. The vestibule is designed to protect our children from the active shooters who have plagued our nation since Columbine in 1999.

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Austin teacher gets candid about frustrations with AISD


Editor's Note: This story is a first-person account from an Austin ISD teacher who has asked to remain anonymous for fear of potentially losing her job.

Teacher burnout is real. I have worked in Austin ISD for more than 15 years, and I have seen it all.

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