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Due to the large number of Leander ISD teachers absent with COVID-19, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved five additional days of paid leave last Thursday for employees who test positive for the virus.
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The Biden administration wants to keep children in school, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said on Sunday, adding that “they’ve suffered enough” in the pandemic. Cardona … more
A federal lawsuit filed in Illinois over the weekend accuses 16 private universities — including Rice University in Houston — of using a shared formula to calculate the financial needs of … more
As students return to school for the spring semester, one key aspect is missing: their teachers. Area school districts like Leander and Round Rock ISD are experiencing staff and teachers shortages after the surge of COVID-19 cases over the holidays has left many teachers out sick with the virus. more
On Tuesday, the last day of winter break, Marc Scott, principal of Joe Lee Johnson Elementary in the Austin-area Round Rock school district sent a recorded call to parents alerting them that things … more
The LISD Board of Trustees began discussing the idea of district-wide rezoning as a possible plan to accommodate projected growth by balancing campus enrollments to maximize building use. more
They took a long time to get there but, in the end, Williamson County Commissioners Tuesday agreed to use some of their remaining federal CARES Act funds to reimburse the Leander and Round Rock … more
When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians in this small Central Texas county will … more
In emails, Pct. 2 Commissioner Long vows to withhold CARES Act money unless LISD removes controversial books from libraries. more
When Roxanne Martinez launched her campaign for a seat on the school board in 2020 she thought that if she won, she could help schools tackle the problem of students' learning gaps following more … more
Leander ISD shared its safety protocols and preferred procedures for reporting potential threats against any schools Thursday, Dec. 9, after excessive sharing of unsubstantiated rumors by parents and … more
A North Texas school district appears to be the first to be investigated by the state education agency over whether it gave students access to books with “sexually explicit content,” … more
Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to rule for a Maine couple seeking state taxpayer funds to send their children to a church-sponsored school because no public ones … more
Students with the Leander ISD high school book clubs will find that their suggested reading lists have formally changed.According to a report from the district’s Community Curriculum Advisory … more
Texas Republicans are increasing their involvement in local races, hoping to do more to influence municipal and school board elections that have turned into political battlegrounds during the … more
A more restrictive law designed to keep “critical race theory” out of Texas public schools became law on Thursday. Under the new law, a “teacher may not be compelled to discuss a … more
A federal appellate court has temporarily restored Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals restored the … more
Four days a week, Courtney races from her Houston home to pick up her fourth grade daughter from school. They come back home to grab a snack and then head back out to make it to the … more
Leander schools hosted this year's Thanksgiving festivities through the help of 336 district-wide parent volunteers, after a semester of staffing shortages in departments like the cafeteria.

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The Leander ISD Board of Trustees began discussing the district’s next steps to accommodate growth after demographers projected continued growth over the next decade. 
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