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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
As schools wrestle with mask mandates and government agencies grapple with in-office work, Rand Paul is promising to pick a fight against continued coronavirus restrictions. more
Teachers should be required to get COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the American Federation of Teachers said Sunday. The union currently favors vaccinations on a voluntary basis, but its president … more
Resistance is growing to Gov. Greg Abbott's May executive order that Texas schools can’t require masks, with an advocacy group suing to block the order and some of the state’s biggest … more
Texas school districts will not be required to conduct contact tracing this year if a student contracts COVID-19, according to new guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency this week. more
Texas A&M University’s new president M. Katherine Banks said this spring that she anticipated a “fall [semester] of joy” when the university reopens after 15 months of lockdowns … more
Leander ISD will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge for the entire 2021-2022 school year. more
When Texas teachers return to their public or open-enrollment charter school classrooms later this year, a new state law will restrict how they can discuss current events, encourage civic engagement … more
Citing new evidence that the delta variant of the coronavirus could be spread through rare “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … more
Leander ISD will be hosting an in-person job fair on Sat. July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, seeking support staff positions in the following departments: more
At Tuesday’s special meeting, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees proposed making discussion about the $933.4 million bond recommendation a rolling agenda item.The board reviewed the Steering … more
A deeper dive into the standardized test results released last week shows that Leander ISD students performed well during the coronavirus pandemic, especially compared to state and county … more

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees adopted the district’s budget for 2021–22 at their June 17 meeting. The budget puts a large focus on growing enrollment numbers as LISD transitions back to in-person learning this fall, and opens two new elementary schools.

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