Leander ISD

UPDATE: Leander High School students released early due to water outage


UPDATE: Leander ISD announced that the City of Leander, the Leander Fire Department and LISD  maintenance and facilities have successfully restored water to the school. 

"We will have bottled water available for all students, and Child Nutrition Services team will have breakfast and lunch service. We are working with our athletic and band programs to ensure there is plenty of water for activities. While we will have bottled water available for students, we do ask that students come to school with their own drinking water, if possible," the district's release said. 

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Leander ISD released students from Leander High School early today due to an ongoing water service outage resulting from large water main break on Bagdad Road near Osage Drive in Leander, according to a Facebook post by LISD Chief Communications Officer Corey Ryan.

The school planned to release students from the high school at 1:30 p.m. with football practice being moved to Running Brushy Middle School and the volleyball game against Anderson High School has been moved to Anderson High School at the same times.

Band practice and all other after school activities have been cancelled for the day.

Ryan wrote that the school is providing bottled water but the lack of working restrooms forced the cancellation. He said staff will help students during the dismissal and until pick-up can be arranged, and that the school was working to provide bus service to students. 

Families with elementary students in the area may experience bus service delays.

The City of Leander has been working to repair the break since before 10:45 a.m. this morning. An 2 p.m. update from the city stated they have isolated the main but the city did not provide an estimated time for services to be restored.

The city issued a boil water notice for Leander High School, Cedar Ridge Apartments, the Shops at Leander complex and other nearby properties.