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Celebrating award-winning band program with Festival of Bands

Last Monday, I joined hundreds of parents, district staff and community members from across Leander ISD who gathered once again at Bible Stadium in Leander to enjoy the Festival of Bands. more

Saving taxpayer money with energy-efficient schools

As we work to operate efficiently and maximize resources for instruction, Leander ISD proactively monitors and invests in its facilities to provide functional learning environments and responsibly manage taxpayer dollars. more

Giving Seniors an inside look with LISD Gold Tour

We are fortunate, in Leander ISD, to live in a community where residents love where they live. Many locals have enjoyed raising children who attended LISD schools and now enjoy retired life in the … more

New Laws Impacting LISD, Texas Public Education

Tracking the hustle and bustle of state legislation can be difficult for even the most involved spectators. Now that the 85th Legislative and subsequent special session concluded late last month, I would like to highlight a few of the bills passed this year that impact Leander ISD. more

Fantastic First Day of School in LISD

What an exciting day for us in Leander ISD! The first day of school is one of my favorite days of the year as our schools once again fill with bright, shining faces and the hum of excitement spreads … more

Kicking off the Year with Professional Learning Communities Summit

Welcome back to what promises to be another outstanding school year in Leander ISD! While 2017-18 may be off to a soggy start, our educators are rearing to go after preparing the past several weeks … more

Preparing Students, Families for Success with Backpack Attack

One of my first impressions when I joined Leander ISD last fall was the level of support our students receive by our entire community. I am so proud to see how full the stands are at every game, … more

Bond Survey Team Reports Findings to Board

A few weeks ago, 500 district residents participated in a phone survey conducted by our partners from Rice University. more

Leander ISD Focused on Student Instruction, Teachers with Budget Planning

The Leander ISD Business and Finance Department, in cooperation with campus and district staff, work with our locally elected Board of Trustees for several months to craft an annual budget to serve … more

LISD Students Outpacing Peers on Academics, Extra-Curriculars

While some school districts throughout our great state take tremendous pride in having just one state-ranked program, ranging from robotics, to baseball, band or agriculture, Leander ISD features many examples of students achieving at the highest levels. more

LISD busy preparing for 2017-18 school year

Summertime for school districts often reminds me of an ant hill. From the outside, everything appears calm with empty parking lots, still playgrounds and quiet fields. However, behind the scenes, … more

Board of Trustees hears from Bond Committee

During the June 15 Board meeting, the co-chairs of the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) presented its recommendations to the Leander ISD Board of Trustees. Their presentation was the culmination of five … more

Innovating LISD’s Pre-K Program

In Leander ISD, our priority is to provide the highest quality education to every student — from our youngest learners just starting on their journeys to our graduating seniors preparing to make their way in the world — to ensure they each leave … more

Summer meal program feeds local students

Childhood hunger is a critically important issue for communities throughout the country. While most Americans cannot imagine living regularly without three square meals a day, many children, through … more

Congratulations, Class of 2017

It is the culmination of years of hard work. It is the product of countless reports, exams, track and field days, art projects, school dances, science fairs, tournaments and performances. It is a time for all the parents, family members, teachers … more

Curriculum Management Audit to improve student learning

At the center of our district’s Learning Model, one of our Guiding Documents that directs all we do in LISD, is “focus on student learning.” After all, the whole reason our district exists is to provide an education to the children in our … more

Financial Leadership LISD offers insight into district needs

For years, Leander ISD has hosted a monthly Leadership LISD class to provide community members with an opportunity to learn firsthand about the many programs and innerworkings of our district. Due to the popularity of the program, and as a part of … more

Growing pains bring traffic challenges to Leander ISD

We are a fortunate community to enjoy such strong economic conditions, a thriving housing market, family-friendly amenities, high-performing schools and close proximity to all Austin has to offer. It is no surprise that Leander ISD has been growing … more

Maintaining careful financial stewardship

With tax season still in the rearview mirror for most of us, and with our district’s budget planning in full force, I wanted to share some information about Leander ISD’s financial standing. As a public education system, funded by taxpayer … more

Next steps in exploring a bond election

In Leander ISD, we work hard to keep transparency and open communication with our community. In like manner, I want to do my part in regularly updating you with the progress our Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) and its subcommittees are making in … more
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