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A juvenile was taken into custody Friday for threatening to shoot up Deerpark Middle School, according to information released by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.

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The Cedar Park High School Band won their third University Interscholastic League (UIL) state championship in a row on Tuesday night. The Rouse Raider High School Band finished fourth in the state, and Glenn High School, in only its fourth year, made its first trip to the state competition this year.

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While discussing recent tours of special education classrooms at two different district campuses, the Leander Independent School District Board returned to the conversation of inclusion. 

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After much discussion and disagreement, the Leander Independent School District Board and Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing reached a compromise last week. With a 4-1 vote, the board approved the District Improvement Plan as presented, with the additional directive to the administration to reconsider and redefine the performance objectives for Goals 1-7. 

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Don’t miss out on a creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky, musical production of “The Addams Family” by the Tom Glenn High School’s Theatre and Choir Department.  

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Leander Independent School District students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades will learn about the human reproductive system, human sexuality and abstinence as part of the Austin LifeGuard Human Sexuality Education Program. The classes began Oct. 21 and will continue through May 26 for three-day windows at every LISD middle school and high school campus, taught by ALG. 

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The 2019 Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) MUDstacle and Family Fun Run raised $65k at its 7th Annual event. All proceeds benefit LEEF programs throughout Leander Independent School District. 

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Leander Independent School District Director of Transportation Myron Wilson said there are 56 open bus driver positions in the district. Currently, there are 180 routes, 152 drivers and an estimated ridership growth of 200-plus students. 

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Leander Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing turned the tables when he got up from his seat and walked around to sit opposite LISD school board members at the Oct. 3 school board meeting, during a presentation regarding ideal school sizes.  Gearing then shared his plans for the school district.

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A group of trailblazing parents addressed the importance of meaningful inclusion in special education at the Leander Independent School District board meeting Thursday. Several parents spoke about their own experiences with special education in LISD, and how those experiences will shape their children’s lives in the future. 

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Dr. Bruce Gearing, Leander Independent School District’s superintendent as of Sept. 3, holds many titles --- world educator, wind-surfer, musician, community member, father, husband, future-thinker and outdoor enthusiast, among many others. 

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Eight Cedar Park Middle School students were arrested today by Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in relation to the vandalism ... more

Local parent Kevin Obrien asked the Leander Independent School District to make meaningful inclusion part of the special education program, prior to the board’s approval to hire 20 additional staff members for the program at a cost of nearly $800,000.  

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Eighteen K-4 schools in the Leander Independent School District exceed the Texas cap class-size ratio of 22 students for every teacher in elementary schools. 

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Local parent Mavis Chase raised concerns over proposed changes to the Leander Independent School District bell schedule at the LISD Board Meeting on Thursday. The proposed changes would provide a 40-minute minimum time frame between drop-off times at elementary, middle and high schools in the district. 

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Westside Elementary earned a national distinction, the prestigious Lighthouse School Certification from the “Leader in Me” program.

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The Lago Vista Independent School District adopted the 2019-2020 school year budget at a special meeting on Thursday. Lago Vista ISD also adopted the proposed tax rates for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Larkspur Elementary held a dedication ceremony on Friday. Larkspur Elementary Principal Tracie Montanio spoke to students, parents, faculty and Leander Independent School Board members. 


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Leander ISD announced Thursday night that it has named Dripping Springs ISD superintendent Bruce Gearing as the lone finalist to replace outgoing Superintendent Dan Troxell.

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Round Rock ISD trustees approved pay increases for most positions in the district, with veteran teachers receiving the biggest boost. In June, the district’s school board unanimously approved … more
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