Round Rock Edition | September 2022


DISTRICT HIGHLIGHT ROUND ROCK ISD Educator Andrea Larson was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Region 13, which constitutes much of Central Texas, according to district information. Larson, an English language learner teacher, was named the district’s Secondary Teacher of the Year in August. She will compete with 20 finalists for the title of Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, according to the district. Regarding her 22- year career, Larson has spent 20 years teaching at RRISD, according to district information. Of the finalists selected, a winner will be announced in October. Round Rock ISD board of trustees Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. 300 Lake Creek Drive, Round Rock 512-464-5000 MEETINGS WE COVER NUMBER TO KNOW This is the number of students registered in RRISD as of Aug. 16, according to Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez. 47,004

Motions to censure trustees Bone and Weston fail ROUND ROCK ISD Motions to censure two Round Rock ISD members did not pass at a regular meeting Aug. 19. In two 3-3-1 votes, with Place 1 Trustee Kevin Johnson abstaining and the “no” votes repre- sented by Place 4 Trustee Cory Vessa, Place 2 Trustee Mary Bone and Place 7 Trustee Danielle Weston, motions failed to censure Bone and Weston for an alleged attempt to prevent the board from passing its 2022-23budget June 16. Place 5 Trustee Amy Weir requested the censure and said the actions of Weston and Bone were not helpful to the board, the district and its students. Bone and Weston criticized the process, calling it “political theater,” and chastising the resolutions for “ascribing motives” to their early departure of the June 16 meeting. Place 3 Trustee and board President Amber Feller and Place 6 Trustee Tiffanie Harrison clar- ified that in addition to the 2022-23 budget being jeopardized, June 16 was also the last day all necessary staff would be available to be present for and facilitate the meeting without recalling them from scheduled vacations.


The prices for RRISD student breakfasts and lunches are as follows:

Breakfast: $1.50 Elementary lunch: $2.80 Secondary lunch: $3.05 Regular price

Breakfast: $0.30 Lunch: $0.40 Reduced price SOURCE: ROUND ROCK ISD/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Free and reduced-price lunch programs return to district

ROUND ROCK ISD The district will again charge a fee for school lunches after federal funding that allowed all students to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost was not renewed by Congress. The district announced Aug. 12 that school lunches will be sold at a reduced rate or for free based on the income level or other needs of a student’s family. Households with multiple students in the district

only need to complete one application for the program, according to the district. Families who receive assistance from the Supple- mental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Food Distri- bution Program on Indian Reservations or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will automatically qualify for free and reduced- price meals, according to the district, and the application is confidential.

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