1. Leander ISD takes the next step toward becoming a district of innovation
The board directed LISD administration at its Dec. 7 meeting to create an innovation plan committee to create a DOI plan under the parameters to focus on calendar flexibility. Read more.
2. Williamson County is hashing out details of a local provider participation fund for indigent health care
In October, Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a plan to collect mandatory payments from local hospitals and health care providers to go toward indigent care, but it could be months before a rate is set, a spokesperson for area health care providers said. Learn more.
3. Leander Police Department will purchase upgraded body and vehicle cameras
Leander Police Department will buy an upgraded body and vehicle camera system from Axon Enterprise, Inc. after Leander City Council approved the purchase at its Dec. 7 meeting, police Chief Greg Minton said. Find out more.
4. Leander ISD receives a top score in TEA financial accountability ratings
Leander ISD was awarded an ‘A’ letter grade in the Texas Education Agency’s 2016-17 financial accountability ratings for the state. Learn more.
5. Austin Community College board approves two new degree programs
At its monthly meeting on Dec. 4, the Austin Community College board of trustees approved two new degree programs: an RN-to-BSN Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Management degree. Read more.