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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

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

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

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

School Resource Officers help keep LISD safe

Our belief in Leander ISD is that every student should be encouraged, supported and challenged to achieve the highest levels of knowledge, skills and character. We also believe that in order for students to feel supported and wholly focused on … more

Reflecting on an outstanding semester

We, in Leander ISD, are extremely fortunate to be considered a “district of choice” for many of our parents and local business leaders, meaning they sought out a home within our boundaries because they want to be a part of our community. … 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

Four ways to make the most of winter break

While the winter break provides a much-needed rest for students, an opportunity to spend time with family and celebrate the holidays, it can also cause the undoing of many good habits our students have built up over the school year. This academic … 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

Getting career-ready with COOL Week

Next Monday, while most LISD students are sleeping in and enjoying a school holiday, hundreds of our 12th-graders will be punching the clock at their new workplace for the week. These students represent our 2017 Class of COOL (Career Opportunities … more

District seeking continuous improvement

Last week, I wrote about many of our seniors spending their first days in February participating in COOL (Career Opportunities on Location) Week, partnering with area businesses, government agencies and organizations to do a mini-internship. This … more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Naming our newest elementary school

Our 26th and newest elementary school, located in the northeast portion of our district between Parkside and Reagan Elementary Schools, is slated to open in the fall of this year. One of the most exciting tasks we are given in building a new school … 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

Ethical student behaviors in action

The tangible culture felt in every school throughout Leander ISD is largely a result of our Guiding Documents, several documents developed through much research and stakeholder input that help steer our district and give us goals to achieve. One of … more
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