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The Leander ISD board discussed an extension to the virtual learning for an additional four weeks to better implement a phase-in plan at the regular meeting on Aug. 20. more
Leander ISD announced on Wednesday night that they have canceled the first two days of the school year — Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 — for high school students due to a technology issue. more
Gov. Greg Abbott has yet to formally announce a definitive plan for reopening Texas schools safely, but two actions Tuesday effectively force districts to have students back in classrooms after eight weeks of the school year's start. more
Leander school trustees last week very nearly foundered on the shoals of Covid-19 uncertainties and concerns over structural issues with the budget before passing a total half-billion dollar spending … more
Leander Independent School District students and former students shared their stories of discrimination, racism and homophobia at Thursday’s meeting. One former student called out a Leander ISD board member for behaviors on social media, while another exposed body shaming  and hazing on the Leander High School Blue Belles dance team.   more

LEEF, in partnership with the Cedar Park, Leander and West Austin chambers of commerce will be presenting a virtual 2020 State of the District at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. 

“In Leander ISD, we unequivocally condemn racism, discrimination and exclusion of all kinds,” Leander Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing said during the 11th installment of the school district’s “Let’s Learn with Bruce and Friends” video series on June 3. more

The Leander Independent School District announced the hiring of a new Chief Technology Officer at a meeting on May 21. Beginning July 6, Jason Miller will be leading the Technology Services departments as well as the district’s vision for technology and innovation.

After a heated debate last week, the Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 4-3 in favor of a compensation plan paying a one-time 2% lump sum payment to be dispersed in Fall 2020. Board Vice President Aaron Johnson and Trustees Grace Barber-Jordan and Elexis Grimes voted against the proposed plan.  more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the triple bell schedule as presented at a meeting Thursday, following a lengthy process of adjustments and input from Trustees, staff and the community.  more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees and administration are still not seeing eye-to-eye on the times presented for the newest version of the triple-tier bell schedule that may possibly be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year. more
Several Steiner Ranch parents spoke out against the discontinuation of bus service for their students in the upcoming school year, as proposed in the Leander Independent School District’s 2020-2021 Hazardous Routes Plan, at a LISD Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.  more
The Leander Independent School District invites students and staff to participate in  a digital time capsule, #1LISD VOICE Time Capsule, to document life, learning, teaching and all of the ups-and-downs in this unique and challenging time. 

The Leander Independent School District made several announcements Friday regarding summer school, testing and pre-kindergarten registration.  more

Leander ISD students and families will be able to pick up materials left at campuses or drop off items May 18-22. However, one thing that will not be dropped off during these dates are devices currently checked out by Leander ISD students, including elementary students. Instead, students will keep their devices and bring them to their campuses once on-campus instruction continues for the 2020-21 school year. 


The Leander Independent School District held a “School Nurse Appreciation Station” the morning of May 6 at Vista Ridge High School in honor of National School Nurse Day.

Leander ISD will take action steps for improving their special education services after a district-wide, parent-led effort to review practices and procedures, the district announced May 11. more
On Monday, the Leander Independent School District donated 49 iPads to the Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin to help doctors and nurses treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic.  more
While some high schools have been selling yard signs for their Class of 2020, the Leander High School staff delivered a yard sign to every Leander High School senior for free on Friday.  more
The Leander Independent School District announced Friday that they are moving 2020 graduation ceremonies to July 9-11 at the HEB Center.  more
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