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Leander Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing turned the tables when he got up from his seat and walked around to sit opposite LISD school board members at the Oct. 3 school board meeting, during a presentation regarding ideal school sizes.  Gearing then shared his plans for the school district.

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A group of trailblazing parents addressed the importance of meaningful inclusion in special education at the Leander Independent School District board meeting Thursday. Several parents spoke about their own experiences with special education in LISD, and how those experiences will shape their children’s lives in the future. 

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Dr. Bruce Gearing, Leander Independent School District’s superintendent as of Sept. 3, holds many titles --- world educator, wind-surfer, musician, community member, father, husband, future-thinker and outdoor enthusiast, among many others. 

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Eight Cedar Park Middle School students were arrested today by Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in relation to the vandalism ... more

Local parent Kevin Obrien asked the Leander Independent School District to make meaningful inclusion part of the special education program, prior to the board’s approval to hire 20 additional staff members for the program at a cost of nearly $800,000.  

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Eighteen K-4 schools in the Leander Independent School District exceed the Texas cap class-size ratio of 22 students for every teacher in elementary schools. 

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Local parent Mavis Chase raised concerns over proposed changes to the Leander Independent School District bell schedule at the LISD Board Meeting on Thursday. The proposed changes would provide a 40-minute minimum time frame between drop-off times at elementary, middle and high schools in the district. 

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Westside Elementary earned a national distinction, the prestigious Lighthouse School Certification from the “Leader in Me” program.

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The Lago Vista Independent School District adopted the 2019-2020 school year budget at a special meeting on Thursday. Lago Vista ISD also adopted the proposed tax rates for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Larkspur Elementary held a dedication ceremony on Friday. Larkspur Elementary Principal Tracie Montanio spoke to students, parents, faculty and Leander Independent School Board members. 


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Leander ISD announced Thursday night that it has named Dripping Springs ISD superintendent Bruce Gearing as the lone finalist to replace outgoing Superintendent Dan Troxell.

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Round Rock ISD trustees approved pay increases for most positions in the district, with veteran teachers receiving the biggest boost. In June, the district’s school board unanimously approved … more
Donna LeJeune is the new principal at Faubion Elementary School. LeJeune was most recently assistant principal at Pflugerville ISD's Cele Middle School – a position she has held since … more
After hearing tearful pleas from parents and an 11-year-old student in opposition to the proposed Scenario F for middle school attendance zoning, Leander ISD trustees voted unanimously to adopt that … more
Facing 67 other high schools from across the state, and their own team's adversity, Glenn High School's competition BBQ team smoked the competition to win a first place trophy and claim the state title for its brisket. more
In less than six minutes, dozens of high-fives were finished, raucous cheering subsided, and the seniors could leave their brief walk down memory lane. The speedy event occurred two days before … more
By Saturday night, thousands of high school seniors will have graduated from their respective high schools. more
The full list of graduation candidates for Leander ISD's six high schools is below. This information was provided by Leander ISD on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and is believed to be correct as of that … more
A Vista Ridge High School student was awarded the highly-selective Gates Scholarship on April 26, the second prestigious scholarship he’s received in five months.  Quincy Johnson, a … more
Vandegrift High School is one of the top 100 high schools in Texas and part of the top 1000 in the nation, according to a newly released ranking of high schools. The list, created by U.S. News & … more
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