On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Leander ISD will begin accepting applications for candidates for the May 10, 2014, Board of Trustees Election. The deadline for filing for a place on the May 10 ballot is Friday, February 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Additional details and forms are available on our elections webpage
Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter DD, Effective December 16, 2013
***The information below applies to students entering 9th grade in 2011-2012 or thereafter, and will be taking STAAR EOC exams. The exit level TAKS will continue to be the graduation requirement for students who entered high school prior to the 2011-2012 school year.
This item adopts revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter DD, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Alternative Exit-Level Assessments. The revisions allow for the use of certain substitute tests in place of corresponding State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course (EOC) assessments for graduation purposes.
New §101.4002 stipulates that to be eligible to use a substitute assessment in lieu of a corresponding STAAR® EOC assessment for graduation purposes, a student would need to be administered a substitute assessment for an equivalent course in which the student was enrolled and receive a satisfactory score on that assessment.
Additional specifications include:
A student who is eligible to substitute an approved assessment as specified in §101.4002 of this title (relating to State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness End-of-Course Substitute Assessments - STAAR) or §101.4003 of this title (relating to Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Exit-Level Alternative Assessments- TAKS)) is responsible for providing to the school district (campus) an official copy of his or her scores from the assessment.
- a student electing to use a substitute assessment for graduation purposes must take the corresponding STAAR® EOC assessment only if the student did not receive a satisfactory score on the substitute assessment for an equivalent course in which the student was enrolled;
- as required by the TEC, §39.025(a-1), a student who fails to perform satisfactorily in a subject area on the PSAT or the ACT-PLAN must take the appropriate end-of-course assessment required under the TEC, §39.023(c), to meet the assessment graduation requirements for that subject; and
- a satisfactory score on a substitute assessment can only apply to one specific STAAR® EOC assessment. For example, a student may substitute an SAT® or ACT® assessment for the English I or English II assessment, but the same assessment cannot be substituted for both the English I and II assessments.
Text of the adopted revisions may be found at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=25769808515
which includes information for STAAR EOC and TAKS.
View the chart displaying the approved substitute assessments for STAAR EOC and passing scores
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact your campus counselor and he/she will be happy to assist you.
Congratulations to Peter Warshaw, LISD Director of Fine Arts, for being named Administrator of the Year by the Texas Music Administrators Conference! This is the most recent honor for the renowned LISD Fine Arts program!
After reviewing input received from the community regarding elementary attendance rezoning, the Leander ISD administration is recommending that the following changes be made to the previous recommendation presented to the LISD Board of Trustees at its Thursday, Dec. 5 meeting:
- Move NBCD 1710 (Brushy Creek Apartments and Paradiso Villas) from Reagan Elementary to Rutledge Elementary. The LISD transportation department estimates that this would add approximately seven minutes to the bus ride (due to a one-tenth of a mile longer trip) for these students. Breakaway (neighborhood code NBCD 1820) would remain at Reagan Elementary.
- The administration recommends that NBCD 1950 (Quest Village and Arboleda Apartments) remain at Cox Elementary, resulting in a smaller student population at Reed Elementary than the administration's original recommendation. This recommendation means that the district would not have to add an additional bus route to transport the students who reside in NBCD 1950 to Reed Elementary, as they would continue to ride the Cox Elementary bus.
A final decision by the Board regarding elementary school attendance zones is scheduled for action at the Dec. 19, 2013 meeting, which will be held at Reed Elementary School. If you have any comments, please direct your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Adopted new 19 TAC Chapter 74, Subchapter BB, Foundation High School Program for Students Who Graduate in the 2013-2014 School Year, establishes the eligibility criteria for students who may graduate on the foundation high school program in the 2013-2014 school year. It also establishes the course requirements for graduation under the foundation high school program in the 2013-2014 school year.
§74.1022. Foundation High School Program for Students Who Graduate in the 2013-2014 School Year.
Students who are completing the fourth year of high school during the 2013-2014 school year may choose to earn a foundation high school diploma. A student shall complete the coursework required to graduate under the foundation high school program, choose this option, and graduate in the 2013-2014 school year. This includes students who complete the required coursework during the summer of 2014, but not thereafter.
To receive a foundation high school diploma during the 2013-2014 school year, a student must complete the testing requirements for graduation as specified in Chapter 101 of this title (relating to Assessment).
A student must earn at least 22 and one-half credits to complete the foundation high school program. (includes Speech.)
Text of the adopted rules may be found at: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074bb.html.
The newly adopted Commissioner of Education rule regarding the Foundation High School Graduation Program provides another flexible option for students, but it is not mandatory. Students may continue to pursue the graduation plan in progress.
If you have any questions or if you would like further information, please contact your campus counselor and he/she will be happy to assist you.
All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at LMS participated in Career Day on December 10. Session presenters were from different fields of work ranging from animation and aerospace engineering to nursing and law enforcement.
Additionally, two former LMS students who are current University of Texas students shared their educational experiences. High school ROTC members joined the day and discussed preparing for high school.
During Career Day students were encouraged to actively set goals for their future, realizing that education is important to any career choice.
December 10, 2013 – Leander ISD’s Stefanie Ediger, physical education teacher at Westside Elementary, was honored as a Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Champion for 2013 by the University of Texas CATCH Team.
Ediger was recognized at the recent Texas Association of Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. At the ceremony, Peter Cribb, CATCH national director, noted that he was impressed by Ediger’s commitment to improving school health and dedication to helping children develop healthy habits.
Leander ISD will be monitoring the freezing weather conditions throughout the evening and into the morning. Please visit the LISD Web site (www.leanderisd.org), LISD social media (Facebook and Twitter) or local radio and TV stations for any late developments. In addition, automated phone calls and Insider emails will be sent to LISD parents and staff members if there are any changes to the normal school schedule. We will NOT send out notifications if school will be held as normal.
Leander ISD will be on holiday break from December 23 through January 3. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season! Classes resume on January 6.
The committee’s recommendation was presented to the Board at its
December 5, 2013 meeting as well as the administration's recommendation. A final decision by the Board
regarding elementary school attendance zones is scheduled for action at
its December 19, 2013, meeting which will be held at Reed Elementary
School. If you have any comments, please direct your emails
- Dec. 5
- Dec. 5
Board Meeting Audio
- Dec. 5
Final Recommendation from the Fall 2013 Attendance Zoning Advisory Committee
Initial Recommendation from the Fall 2013 Attendance Zoning Advisory Committee
Out of an abundance of caution, all LISD classes will be delayed two hours on Friday, December 6th. Buses will run their regular routes only two hours later. All morning Pre-K classes have been canceled and no morning breakfast will be served. We will continue to monitor the weather and keep you informed if more changes to the schedule occur.
Todas las clases de LISD comenzarán 2 horas más tarde el viernes, 6 de diciembre. Los autobuses escolares correrán sus rutas regulares, solo 2 horas más tarde. Todas las clases de Pre-K de la mañana han sido canceladas y no se servirá desayuno en la mañana. Para más información, visite la página web del distrito www.leanderisd.org, los medios sociales de LISD o esté pendiente a las noticias locales.