On Monday, October 3rd, I decided to take on the journey of attending my first Austin ISD School Board Meeting. As a former teacher, I had heard of the notorious board meetings. Many of my colleagues would whisper about the redundant, monotone dialogue between board members that would quickly put many of them to sleep. So, when I decided to attend my first meeting I knew I would need to be prepared.
The day before attending, I did my research. I mapped out the quickest route from my house to the Board Auditorium, found out where to park, and learned exactly where the meeting would take place.