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Leander ISD celebrates National School Lunch Week with the launch of mobile ordering
10/18/2019
It is National School Lunch Week, and Leander ISD is celebrating the occasion with the launch of mobile ordering at all of the district's six high schools.
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Online Surplus Auction
Online Auction for Surplus Items Open Oct. 24
10/18/2019
Leander ISD will be auctioning off surplus equipment items beginning Oct. 24.
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Trustees consider a change to board goals, options for community accountability
10/18/2019
The district administration and a community committee of teachers and parents recommended the removal of Goal 1 from the district improvement plan, removing STAAR scores from the required report.
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hazardous routes timeline
Trustees review hazardous bus routes rating tool, transportation scenarios
10/18/2019
The transportation team will begin its annual review of bus routes for households within 2 miles of their assigned school using a new evaluation tool, approved by the Board.
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LISD Board Briefs: October 3, 2019
10/17/2019
The Board of Trustees discussed its goals, approved a new evaluation tool for bus service to students living within two miles of school, and took action on construction projects tied to the 2017 bond referendum.
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LISD Board Briefs: Oct. 17, 2019
10/17/2019
Should Leander ISD prominently place the state accountability system in its district improvement plan? The Board of Trustees discussed its goals, approved a new evaluation tool for bus service to students living within two miles of their school, and took action on construction projects tied to the 2017 bond referendum.
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ALG Human Sexuality Curriculum Presentations
Information about Austin LifeGuard (ALG) Human Sexuality Curriculum Parent Workshops and Student Presentations
10/16/2019
As part of the 7th and 8th grade Science Middle School and 9th grade High School Health curricula, students will learn about the human reproductive system, abstinence, and human sexuality. This material will be taught for 3 day windows at every LISD MS and HS campus by Austin LifeGuard from Oct. 21-May 26.
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College Board Names National Merit Commended Students, Hispanic Scholars
10/09/2019
Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., announced that 27 LISD students are distinguished as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their outstanding performances on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
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LISD Board Briefs: October 3, 2019
10/04/2019
The Board of Trustees reviewed a report on ideal school sizes, considered the district’s efforts in supporting students with dyslexia and in 504 programs, and new Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. discussed a tiered vision for district planning during his initial year at its Oct. 3 meeting.
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LISD Notice of Destruction of Records
10/03/2019
The Special Education Department of the Leander Independent School District is preparing to destroy personally identifiable information which was maintained to provide educational services for qualifying students.
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Announcing Marianne Norman as Principal of Reagan Elementary School
Announcing Marianne Norman as new Reagan Elementary Principal
10/03/2019
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Marianne Norman as the new principal of Reagan Elementary School at the Thursday, Oct. 3, Board meeting.
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Leander ISD taps experienced school finance leader as new CFO
10/03/2019
Leander ISD picked an experienced school finance expert Elaine Cogburn for its top business role, leading the budget, finance, payroll, and purchasing teams. Trustees approved the hiring of Cogburn as the new chief financial officer during the Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting. She will be joining Leander ISD starting Nov. 4, replacing former CFO Lucas Janda, who joined a privately owned financial firm in July 2019.
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Leander ISD presents Parenting the Love & Logic Way
09/27/2019
Parenting the Love and Logic Way® is a six-week course designed to help parents nurture responsible, respectful children who will learn to make their own choices and think critically and logically for themselves, while parents let empathy and consequences do the teaching.
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27 LISD students recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program
09/12/2019
Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., announced that 27 LISD students are distinguished as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their outstanding performances on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
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Leander ISD College Fair. Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Leander ISD College Fair 2019
09/12/2019
Leander ISD students and parents are encouraged to attend the district’s College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Vista Ridge High School.
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Parent Notification of the Student Success Initiative
Parent Notification of the Student Success Initiative
09/10/2019
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in mathematics and reading.
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LISD Board Briefs: Sept. 5, 2019
09/05/2019
The Board of Trustees added special education staffing positions, reviewed a legislative update and considered potential changes to the district bell schedule at its Sept. 5 meeting.
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Leander ISD sees more growth in Advanced Placement (AP) Program
08/27/2019
More Leander ISD students students took Advanced Placement exams in 2019, with the total number of AP exams taken reaching a new high.
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LISD Board Briefs: Aug. 22, 2019
08/23/2019
The adoption of the 2019–20 Leander ISD budget and a review of the district’s busiest-ever summer for construction were agenda highlights for the August 22 Board of Trustees meeting as LISD welcomed students back to school.
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2019–20 budget locks in increased teacher compensation, tax relief
08/23/2019
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees formally adopted a 2019–20 budget with significant compensation raises for teachers and staff as well as tax relief.
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Enrollment surges as LISD opens new elementary school, transportation facility
08/23/2019
The first-week enrollment data suggests LISD will once again be among the state's fastest growing districts.
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AP Testing for Homeschool Students
08/16/2019
Leander ISD will offer Advanced Placement (AP) Exams May 4-15, 2020. Specific exam dates are listed here.
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online registration introducing a new online registration process for new and returning students.
Student Information System, High School Schedules Update
08/16/2019
As of Aug. 16, eSchoolPLUS functionality and availability have greatly improved. Staff will begin using the system throughout the district on Aug. 19. Once we have verified the continued performance stability of the system, we will release the Home Access Center for all parents and students later in the week.
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TEA Releases 2019 Accountability Ratings
Students, schools continue to excel on state accountability
08/15/2019
Leander ISD maintained a 95 percent overall score, according to Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings released Aug. 15.
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