RRISD Board adopts 2017-2018 budget

RRISD Board adopts 2017-2018 budget

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 budget, totaling $413.7 million, at its June 20 called Board meeting. Taxpayers will contribute an additional $29 million in tax collections for the General Operating fund during 2017-2018 as compared to updated estimates for 2016-2017. That additional revenue is offset by reductions in state contributions…

RRISD Superintendent names Maritza Gallaga Interim Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations

Round Rock ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores has named Associate Director of Communications and Community Relations Maritza Gallaga Interim Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations following the resignation of Corey Ryan, who will now serve Leander ISD as their Chief of Communications. Gallaga will serve in the role while district leadership screen…

Round Rock ISD Summer Nutrition Program

RRISD, USDA serve FREE meals to kids this Summer

Round Rock ISD and the District’s food service provider ARAMARK Education, will be offering lunch at no charge to all children age 18 and younger at 11 Round Rock ISD schools as part of the Summer Nutrition Program. The Summer Nutrition Program, in conjunction with Texas Department of Agriculture, offers free nutritious meals to all…

Round Rock ISD Pop-Up Library coming to a park near you this summer.

Round Rock ISD Summer Pop-Up Library keeps families reading

Schools out. Reading is in. Returning this summer, Round Rock ISD Library Services will be hosting “Pop-Up” libraries in multiple locations on different days and times throughout the District. Last summer, Round Rock ISD Pop-Up Libraries put over 10,000 books directly into the hands of students and family members. At Pop-Up Library locations, students and…

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Trustee Tisch plans Board resignation

Round Rock ISD Trustee Paul J. Tisch announced his plans to resign from the Board of Trustees after serving since 2013. “I am proud to have served the students, staff and Round Rock ISD community and work with such an outstanding group of individuals as a Trustee,” Tisch said. “This community has meant the world…

RRISD schools named ‘CHILDREN AT RISK’ Top Performing Schools

A total of eight Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top schools in Central Texas by the 2017 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings. Canyon Creek, Spicewood, Laurel Mountain and Herrington elementary schools were named four of the top five elementary schools in the Austin area. Canyon Vista, Cedar Valley and Walsh middle…

Round Rock ISD says thank you to partners, volunteers and mentors

Round Rock ISD says thank you to partners, volunteers and mentors

As the academic year comes to a close, schools across the District are celebrating mentors, partners and volunteers for their selfless donation of time, talents and treasure.  Community Partnerships Supervisor Rachael Brunson said the value of our partners, mentors and volunteers is immeasurable. “At Round Rock ISD, we value the opportunity to form mutually beneficial…

RRISD schools selected for Texas Honor Roll

A total of 15 Round Rock ISD schools have been named to the Texas Honor Roll, a recognition led by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving the…

RRISD students succeed at DECA International competition

RRISD students succeed at DECA International competition

Students from three Round Rock ISD high schools were named finalists at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference. Nearly 50 students from Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Round Rock and Westwood high schools competed at the international event, held in Anaheim, CA in April. Along with the individual student winners, “The Rock…

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Bond propositions defeated

Voters defeated the Round Rock ISD $572.1 million Bond package on May 6, which was proposed to address the needs of growth, innovation, and safety for 48,200 students. “We are fortunate to have the best teachers and educators in the state of Texas and in the nation at Round Rock ISD,” Superintendent of Schools Dr.…

RRISD campuses earn ‘No Place for Hate’ designation

A total of 32 Round Rock ISD campuses earned designations as “No Place for Hate” campuses for the 2016-2017 school year by the Anti-Defamation League, which certifies the schools to teach lessons such as empowerment against bullying and the virtue of tolerance. To earn the designation, schools commit to creating a student-led coalition, signing the…

RRISD partners with ACC, Round Rock Chamber for HVAC, Plumbing career training

RRISD partners with ACC, Round Rock Chamber for HVAC, Plumbing career training

More skilled professionals should hit the Central Texas job market thanks to a new partnership.

Round Rock ISD has partnered with Austin Community College (ACC) and the Round Rock Chamber to start an HVAC and plumbing career training program at Round Rock High School (RRHS).

The organizations signed a memorandum of understanding for the program, which will begin this summer in the back of the RRHS 500 building. The program was created to meet the demands for individuals trained in HVAC and plumbing in the Central Texas community. Courses will be held for free to District students and employees.

City of Round Rock presents letter of intent for proposed RRISD aquatic center

City of Round Rock presents letter of intent for proposed RRISD aquatic center

The City of Round Rock has announced its intent to partner with Round Rock ISD for a proposed aquatic center, pending approval from voters in the Bond 2017 Election.

Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley announced a letter of intent had been established at the District’s April 20 Board of Trustees meeting, committing to a potential partnership for the aquatic center facility if approved by voters. The City of Round Rock, RRISD and the YMCA of Williamson County initially partnered for a feasibility study in 2016 to determine the need and desire for a facility in the Round Rock area. The aquatic center is included as a $22 million project in Bond 2017, which consists of funds to address the District’s needs.

RRISD receives $92K Austin Energy rebate for energy efficiency, Energy Star certifications

RRISD receives $92K Austin Energy rebate for energy efficiency, Energy Star certifications

Austin Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rewarded Round Rock ISD’s maintenance team for its energy efficiency throughout the current school year. RRISD received a $92,288 rebate check, presented by Elaina Ball, Austin Energy deputy general manager and chief operating officer, at the District’s April 20 Board of Trustees meeting in recognition of participation…

Early voting for Bond 2017 opens April 24, Election Day to be held May 6

Early voting for Bond 2017 opens April 24, Election Day to be held May 6

Early voting for the Round Rock ISD Bond 2017 package will run from April 24 to May 2 prior to Election Day May 6.

The $572.1 million Bond consists of three propositions that address growth, innovation and safety within Round Rock ISD. Learn more about Bond 2017 and view a complete list of financial information and proposed projects on the District’s Bond website.

Early voting locations within and in close proximity to Round Rock ISD will be open daily. Williamson County locations will not be open Sunday, April 30.

Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North named Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase schools

Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase schools

Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North elementary schools received the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2016-2017 school year from the Flippen Group. Only 53 schools were selected for the national award out of 10,000 schools that host the program across the country. According to the Flippen Group, Capturing Kids’ Hearts is…

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Spiegel named Superintendent’s RRock Star for March

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores named Jamie Spiegel, Round Rock ISD Director of Purchasing and Materials, as the RRock Star for March 2017. As Director of Purchasing, Spiegel evaluates vendors, negotiates contracts, reviews product quality and supervises purchasing specialists for Round Rock ISD. “Mr. Spiegel is an outstanding leader who does an excellent job…

RRISD earns GFOA 'Certificate of Achievement'

RRISD earns GFOA ‘Certificate of Achievement’

Round Rock ISD Financial Services has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting…

Uselman named new Director of Instructional Technology

Round Rock ISD has named Jeff Uselman the new Director of Instructional Technology. Uselman served as the District’s assistant director of instructional technology for secondary schools since 2010 and previously served as an instructional technology specialist at McNeil High School. Uselman has been an educator for 28 years and has worked with educational technology since…

RRISD students succeed at 2017 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

RRISD students succeed at 2017 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

Students from eight Round Rock ISD campuses earned top honors at the 2017 North/Central Texas Scholastic Chess Championships, held in Arlington in early March. Individual trophy winners represented Spicewood, Laurel Mountain, England and Sommer elementary schools, Canyon Vista and Walsh middle schools and Westwood and Round Rock high schools. Team trophy winners represented Sommer, Laurel…

Round Rock ISD Destination School Guide 2017-2018

RRISD publishes Public School of Choice Destination Guide, accepting transfers

District students and parents have the opportunity to learn more about Round Rock ISD Public Schools of Choice by reading the recently published Destination School Guide. Round Rock ISD Public Schools of Choice provides students with access to innovative programming that engages and taps into their specific interests, aspirations and preferred learning styles.The learning community…