We are in this together! Our central office team will be deployed over the next 45 days to work shoulder-to-shoulder on campuses with small groups to support our students, teachers, and principals. The work of instruction for public educators is challenging! Alief ISD has expert educators to address the needs of our students and it takes the entire Alief ISD team to accomplish district success. Our subject matter experts that serve as coordinators will work on campuses with small groups of students to help fill instructional gaps observed from data conversations conducted during PLCs (Professional Learning Communities).

Our work in education is a high and noble cause. I encourage everyone to leverage the transformational power of education to make a difference in students’ lives. I challenge everyone on the Alief team to keep the main thing the main thing, which is the growth of our students in every way.

We have completed our community conversations with subjects ranging from providing students meals before athletic events – to our budget challenges – to concerns about vaping. We have resolved the first issue by now providing students participating in after-school athletic events access to meals, and we will continue strengthening our anti-vaping programming. Thank you for engaging. Please know that these are not our last conversations.

I look forward to our work together here in Alief Independent School District.


Congratulations to Alief ISD’s Rodeo Art Winners! Ten of our talented students won awards this year. View their amazing artwork here.

Alief ISD students were recognized during the regional High School UIL Solo and Ensemble competition. Overall 43 performances received Superior Ratings, and 26 solos and one ensemble advanced to the state competition.

The Hastings and Taylor High School girls’ teams advanced to bi-district playoffs, and Hastings advanced to area playoffs. The Taylor High School boys’ team advanced to bi-district playoffs. Congratulations to the Alief ISD high school basketball teams for a successful season!

And finally, I’d like to share our third episode of Q&A with Dr. Mays. In this episode, I had the pleasure to speak with Kerr High School eleventh grade student Zoe Hall. View the video here.

Dr. Anthony Mays
Alief ISD

Looking Forward

  • February 28: Community Budget Communication Meeting Westside – Alief Center for Talent Development, 6:00 PM
  • March 4: Pre-K Preview – Alief Center for Talent Development, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; More info here
  • March 25: Alief ISD Family U Conference – Alief Center for Talent Development, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • April 1: Alief ISD Girls Conference – Cummings Elementary, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • April 1: CIA Market Place – Taylor High School, 9:00 AM – Noon
  • April 13: Kinder Round Up – All Elementary Schools, 5:00 PM
  • April 15: Teacher Job Fair – Alief Center for Talent Development 9:00 AM – Noon