We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have kept schools open and operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As we prepare for the 2022-23 school year, we are facing the challenge of filling staff vacancies. Similar to national trends, Leander ISD is experiencing shortages in all staffing types across the district. During the summer, district recruitment efforts have helped close staffing gaps in innovative and strategic ways. Currently, the district is looking to fill 200 campus staff positions and 402 non-campus positions. The LISD careers webpage lists the positions that still need to be filled.
Our main priority is to provide your student with a consistent classroom teacher, and critical support services. We will continue to spend the remaining weeks before the school year begins examining ways to ensure our classrooms have a dependable instructional leader focused on creating meaningful educational experiences and providing individualized support to meet student needs.
We are trusting in our families and staff to help us rise to the challenge. Here’s how you can help:
- Our families and staff are our best recruiters. Your personal experience with the district and campuses have a direct impact with potential job applicants.
- Consider being a substitute teacher. Because of our transition back to managing subs internally, we are starting our substitute teaching pool from scratch. We are aiming to reach a goal of 700-750 substitute teachers by the beginning of the school year.
- Become a volunteer. Campuses can use volunteers in many different areas–from supporting teachers in the classroom to helping serve food in the cafeteria. Your engagement with our school communities improves morale and inevitably supports student success.