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Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, indoor extracurricular events in Leander ISD will be limited to 50% capacity. This will remain in effect while the district is in the “red stage.” Masks are … more
Williamson County Attorney Dee Hobbs Thursday weighed in again on the legal issues surrounding requirements some local governments — like school boards — have enacted as the result … more
With a quorum restored and legislation moving in the Texas House again, GOP lawmakers are hoping to push through a wide array of education-related bills in the next two weeks, covering issues from … more
As a child in her San Antonio fourth grade classroom, Alejandra Lopez learned about the Battle of Alamo the way most Texas students do: The Anglo fighters were valiant heroes against the Mexican … more
While Leander ISD trustees heard more than two hours of public comment during a special meeting Monday night, county public health officials privately warned district personnel that the level ... more
States blocking schools from imposing mask mandates on teachers and students could face federal civil rights investigations, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Sunday. He cast mask wearing as … more
The first day of school has always been exhilarating for Tom Leonard, superintendent of Eanes Independent School District in Austin. It’s a day filled with “magical moments,” where … more
The prizes range from a year of free tuition and paid days off to $100 gift cards for the campus cafeteria. But the goal is the same: Convince as many Texas college students, faculty and staff to … more
The Texas Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for school districts to require people to wear masks in classrooms — at least for now. For cities, counties and school districts that have defied … more
Texas school districts must now notify teachers, staff and students’ families of positive COVID-19 cases in classrooms or extracurricular or after-school programs, the Texas Education Agency … more
If you get sick in Iraan, a West Texas town with a population of about 1,300, there is a hospital — with 14 beds. There is no critical care, meaning the most that hospital workers can do is … more
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott may soon be fighting a war on two fronts — with local officials and the federal government — to stave off mandatory COVID-19 prevention efforts after the Biden … more
In the face of burgeoning campus-level COVID-19 infections, the Leander Independent School District today ordered a temporary, district-wide mask requirement effective Wednesday, Aug. 18. more
As more school districts in Florida consider stricter mask mandates, the state Board of Education is threatening severe penalties for two districts that tried, including Broward Schools. more
McKinney school officials long took pride in their students’ participation in the nationwide Youth and Government program, calling the district a “perennial standout”. more
Leander ISD will hold a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the LISD Technology Building (315 S. West Drive, Leander) from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. First and second doses of the Moderna and Pfizer … more
As Texas students too young to get vaccinated head back to school while the highly contagious delta variant threatens to overflow hospitals, a growing cadre of local government officials have … more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees voted Thursday to put a bond election on the Nov. 2 election ballot. The bond will cost $772.2 million over a three-year cycle, instead of the $933.4 million … more
As we enter August, families are gearing up for the new school year. This year, classes in Leander ISD will be fully in-person. Here is a guide for parents with LISD students. more
Leander ISD will be expanding its remote learning program for approximately 2,025 additional students currently on the waitlist in grades K – 6 through Oct. 8. (end of the first 9 weeks). LISD … more
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