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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. 

“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

Leander Independent School District will suspend all normal school operations through April 5, per a notice on the district website. 

Several VRHS parents and one student asked Leander ISD to help them get a refund on a canceled trip to Disney World at last night’s school board meeting.  more

The Leander Independent School District cancelled all out-of-state travel March 11, after the World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus a global pandemic.

The 7th Annual Rock 'n Rides event raised over $16,000 for the Rouse High School Project Graduation and hosted over 250 cars on Saturday.  more

As the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads throughout Texas and the United States, Williamson County and the Leander Independent School District have released updates about local efforts to prevent infection. 

The Williamson County and Cities Health District said there are no cases in the county as of March 3.

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The Leander Independent School District approved an Attendance Zoning Charter for elementary schools for the 2021-22 school year at their Feb. 27 meeting.  more
The Leander Independent School District spent a large portion of last week’s meeting discussing local policy reviews and updates, specifically regarding student policies. At the Feb. 27 meeting, the board may take action to officially adopt the policy updates.  more

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees will review attendance zones, course catalogs and estimated additional staff positions  for the 2020-21 school year at an agenda review meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20. As the board recently changed its operating procedures, no decisions will be made until the regular meeting on Feb. 27.   

Leander ISD celebrated hosting Battle of the Bluebonnets for 15 years on Feb. 13 at Mason Elementary School, with this year’s round of the elementary literary event This year’s Master of Ceremonies was Leander ISD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing. Leander ISD Board President Trish Bode was also in attendance.  more

The Leander Independent School District is currently seeking input from the community via a survey regarding elementary attendance zones for the 2021-22 school year. 

The district said the survey question is “What considerations are important to you for Leander ISD to include in a charter used to create and adopt new elementary school attendance zones for the 2021-22 school year?” 

The submission window for the elementary zoning survey will close Tuesday, Feb. 11. The survey can be found here under the Community Feedback tab. 


Under the Communicable Diseases tab on the Leander Independent School District Health Services Department web page, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been added to the list.

LISD said the district is monitoring developments regarding the outbreak of the potentially-deadly respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a full-day prekindergarten plan for eligible students with a 5-1 vote. Vice President Aaron Johnson and Trustees Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia, Jim MacKay, Paw Waggoner and Elexis Grimes voting yes while Trustee Grace Barber-Jordan voted no and President Trish Bode abstained. more

The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed the creation of a community-accountability system and unveiled their new board operating procedures at a meeting on Jan. 16. 


The bell schedule and triple-tier bus system will be discussed by the Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees at their meeting on Thursday. 


“You might think this is just a regular pep rally or synergy rally, but actually it’s not,” Reed Elementary Principal Paige Collier said. “It’s extra special today. I have been keeping a little secret.” 

Collier turned students’ groans into cheers when it was announced that Reed Elementary School had received a Lighthouse Certification, a highly-regarded standard recognizing schools that have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes as well as impacted staff, students, parents and the greater community. 

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