Superintendent's Report
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Serving the whole child

Our Leander ISD team welcomes around 1,000 new students every year. While we are committed to managing this growth – most notably with our 2017 bond proposal that’s on the ballot this month – … more

Balancing class size with increasing enrollment

It is an exciting prospect, as a destination district, to watch our schools and communities fill with outstanding new young people. At our current growth rate, we are projected to need 10 new schools over the next 10 years to house these students. … more

Readying students for the future through career and technical education

“Leading to a Bright Future” is more than a tagline for us in Leander ISD; it is the underpinning of everything we are working toward. Our goal is to prepare students to graduate equipped with all the skills, tools and knowledge to succeed on whatever path they choose.

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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

Registration welcomes our littlest learners

While some of our students have begun counting the days until the end of the school year, our youngest learners and their parents are looking to the first day of school next fall. On Wednesday, April 12, and Thursday, April 13, from 7:30 a.m. – … 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

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

Building community through language initiatives

Three years ago, when LISD opened Reed Elementary, we were excited to adopt a new bilingual program called two-way Dual Language at the campus. The program immerses native-English and native-Spanish speakers into the same class together starting in … 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

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

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

Considering a bond election

In January, the LISD Board of Trustees formed the 2017 Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) to study the district’s present and future facility, technology and ancillary needs. The intent of this committee is to help the Board determine whether it is … more

Giving back to those who give back

Visit any of our campuses on any given day, and you will find a team of dedicated volunteers—parents, grandparents, retired teachers and community members—working on a variety of tasks throughout the school. You will find them helping in the … more

A closer look at the 2017-18 calendar

Developing the district calendar each year may seem like a formulaic procedure that only requires shifting school days around standing holidays. However, in practice, it is a lengthy and involved process. Our goal is to create a calendar that … more

Students, community exemplify service to others

Public schools thrive in caring communities like Leander ISD. More than 12,000 parents and community members commit thousands of service hours to our schools each year. more

Taking a closer look at “Districts of Innovation”

Last week, I wrote about the process and considerations we undertake when setting our annual district calendar. Our Board of Trustees and administration faced a number of obstacles in setting the 2017-18 calendar, including the mandated start of … more

LISD PALS help promote culture of inclusiveness

Here in LISD, we have a clearly defined set of Guiding Documents that form the foundation of our goals and our purpose as a district. Among these documents are principles, behaviors and traits that form a visible trend. These traits – such as … 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
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