The Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) is partnering with LISD to host Superintendent Bret Champion's annual "State of the District" address. The presentation will take place on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hill Country Bible Church Austin (12124 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin 78750).
This will be the first time the address will be presented as part of a luncheon, which will include a more in-depth presentation and an opportunity for attendees to network beforehand starting at 11 a.m.
Dr. Champion will review the growth made by the school district and community over the past year, and will look ahead to the coming year, with a particular focus on preparing LISD students to graduate college- and career-ready.
"We're excited to partner with the district for the "State of the District" and feel that, with this new lunch time format, there will be more opportunity for conversation and collaboration with our business and community members," said LEEF Executive Director Dr. Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia. "LISD continues to be a standard-bearer for college- and career-readiness programs and we look forward to hearing what's in store for the years ahead. Additionally, with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center as the title sponsor of the luncheon, it is evident that our community values the education of our children and recognizes LEEF's mission as an important one to support."
The luncheon is open to the public, but tickets are required and can be purchased through the LEEF website at www.leanderedfound.org. Funds will benefit LEEF's College- and Career-Readiness Programs like dual-credit textbook scholarships, Advanced Placement scholarship exams and high school coaches.
LEEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2007 and dedicated to improving academic outcomes for all students in Leander ISD. The foundation works to support students, families and teachers through three main programs initiatives: Foundations for Learning focusing on early literacy; Enriching Great Teaching through innovative teaching grants, professional development and recognition; and College Ready, College Bound to build a college- and career-ready culture among all students. To learn more about LEEF or to get involved, visit www.leanderedfound.org