AISD Board to Talk Budget, TRE Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen is scheduled to present her budget recommendation to the Board of Trustees this evening. Total expenditures for the district would be about $8 million more than the current budget. Her recommendation includes a one year, 3 percent raise for employees. The board will also discuss whether to put a Tax Ratification Election on this Novembers ballot. If voters approve the tax rate increase, the 3 percent raise for employees could become permanent.