Leander ISD adds more dates to pick up Chromebooks for remote learning

A Leander ISD parent picks up a Chromebook during the remote learning distribution April 7. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
A Leander ISD parent picks up a Chromebook during the remote learning distribution April 7. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

A Leander ISD parent picks up a Chromebook during the remote learning distribution April 7. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

Leander ISD has extended the period during which it will be distributing Chromebooks to elementary students for remote learning, the district announced April 14.

LISD began distributing approximately 6,000 Chromebrooks to elementary school students for distance learning April 7-9 at five LISD elementary campuses. However, several students were unable to acquire devices, according to LISD.

“We received feedback last week from some families that were unable to be at their scheduled campus distribution due to work conflicts,” LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell said.

LISD will distribute Chromebooks from 3:30-6 p.m. April 15-16 at:

  • April 15: Winkley Elementary, 2100 Pow Wow, Leander; and

  • April 16: Ronald Reagan Elementary, 1700 E. Park St., Cedar Park.


Each campus will have one or two lines for vehicles so that parents and guardians may pick up devices through safe social distancing.

Parents must write the following information on a sheet of paper and place it on their dashboard.

  • Printed first and last name of parent/guardian

  • Printed first and last name of student

  • Grade of student

  • Student identification number, if available


LISD's enrollment includes approximately 18,478 pre-K through elementary students, according to the district. According to Chief Technical Officer Laurelyn Arterbury, there is a 1:1 student-device ratio in grades 3-5, but only a 2:1 student-device ratio in pre-K through grade 2. Not all devices are Chromebooks, she added.


Families that have difficulties with their devices may submit a help ticket online at http://servicemanager.leanderisd.org or call 512-570-0566.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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