The Board of Trustees approved the 2019 major maintenance projects, reviewed the district’s performance on an annual Texas scorecard and continued the discussion for a 2020-21 middle school attendance zoning change at its Feb. 21 meeting.
Trustees consider middle school zoning scenarios, ask for community feedback
Trustees are asking for more community input as they review all middle school attendance zones for the 2020-21 school year and the opening of Danielson Middle School. Following feedback on two community surveys, LISD staff presented Scenario A for consideration. Scenario A accomplishes the following outcomes:
- provides relief for Stiles and Leander middle schools;
- eliminates small cohorts in middle school to high school feeder patterns of Running Brushy Middle School to Cedar Park High School & Henry Middle School to Cedar Park HS;
- moves Wiley MS students zoned to Glenn High School to Danielson Middle School;
- raises the Cedar Park Middle School enrollment to 1,500 students; and
- Makes no changes to the attendance zones of Canyon Ridge and Four Points middle schools.
For more information about the Leander ISD attendance zone adjustment process, please visit leanderisd.org/msaz.
Board approves major maintenance, bond project proposals
Construction and capital renewal projects will continue as the Trustees acted on the following projects:
- resurfacing the track at Cedar Park High School, Four Points Middle School and Henry Middle School;
- replacing water heaters at Bagdad, Cypress and Reagan elementary schools, and Cedar Park High School;
- replacing deteriorated vinyl composition tile (VCT) in LEO Phase II;
- cleaning and sealing the exterior walls at Running Brushy Middle School and the Science Materials Center; and
- replacing carpet at Naumann Elementary School.
The Board also approved the Cedar Park Middle School HVAC updates and security upgrades. Both projects were approved by voters as part of the 2017 Bond.
LISD teachers, students shine in the annual TAPR
The annual Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) reflects the districts strong graduation rate and performance on standardized testing. The Board reviewed the results and held a public hearing as required by the Texas Education Code. Highlights include:
- 38,936 (+ 806 students from 2016-17)
- 96.9% 4-year graduation rate
- 99.2% 5-year graduation rate
- 83% of the 2017 graduates took the SAT or ACT with 50% scoring at/above the criterion of 1180 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT