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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

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

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

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

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

The State of Leander ISD in 2017

On Feb. 17, I had the privilege of meeting with more than 200 of our local business and community leaders, elected officials, parents, principals and a few special students to deliver the annual Leander ISD State of the District address. This was … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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