The Austin Independent School District (AISD) hosts an annual Back to School Bash & Safety Fair. Attending students may receive backpacks, free school supplies, immunizations, health screenings, eye exams, eyeglasses, safety information, booster seat fittings and information about community organizations and educational opportunities. Products and services are given on a first-come, first-serve basis to AISD students.
The event takes place at the Palmer Events Center on a Saturday in August. In 2017, the event takes place on August 12. Service is available in English, ASL, Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin, Pashto, Spanish and Vietnamese.
On the day of the event, free shuttles are available every 30-45 minutes starting at 7:30am. They can be taken from the following locations:
- Bedichek Middle School
- Covington Middle School
- Guerrero Thompson Elementary School
- Lanier High School
- Martin Middle School
- Mendez Middle School
- Reagan High School
- Summitt Elementary School