School News
69 results total, viewing 1 - 20

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.

more
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. 

more
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. 

more

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.

more
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
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the borrowing of the remaining $271.9 million in bond 2017 projects at a meeting last week, with Trustee Elexis Grimes stating her concern about the bond projects set for approval. more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a virtual Agenda Review meeting on Thursday, April 16 to discuss Phase II of the district’s Remote Learning Plan. Trustees will also consider the issuance and sale of two Bonds series, approval of costs for updates for two district campuses and an approval of costs for the construction of Tarvin Elementary. Though Trustees will review and discuss these items, decisions will not be made on any item until the following meeting.  more
The Leander Independent School District created a Remote Learning Parent Hub to aid parents in adjusting to remote learning for students in the school district as well as to provide additional resources to families. more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees approved new grading policies amid the covid-19 pandemic at a special-called meeting on March 31, after individuals voiced concerns over not including any second semester grades when calculating grade-point averages (GPA) and class rank for high school students.  more
The Leander Independent School District detailed more plans for their remote learning plan amid an extended closure through at least May 4, after Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order March 31 to close all schools in the state.  more

The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees and administration discussed extending school closures until April 13 to be in alignment with both Travis and Williamson County stay-at-home orders, at a meeting yesterday. 

more
“Be prepared, and don’t be scared,” Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a press conference on Tuesday. “Together we’ve got this thing.” more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past year.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.