Superintendent's Report
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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

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

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

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

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

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 moves forward after voters approve $454.4 million bond

Leander ISD celebrated Veterans Day last week by welcoming America’s heroes to events, performances and learning engagements. more

Recognizing our ‘all-star’ school board

 Each January, we join communities across the state of Texas to thank those who have volunteered to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. School Board Appreciation Month allows us an opportunity to recognize these public servants … more

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

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

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

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

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
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