On last day of school, Leander ISD's 'heroism and resilience' lauded by superintendent

At the conclusion of nearly two months of remote learning, LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing issued a statement May 29 to LISD families and employees. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
At the conclusion of nearly two months of remote learning, LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing issued a statement May 29 to LISD families and employees. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the conclusion of nearly two months of remote learning, LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing issued a statement May 29 to LISD families and employees. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander ISD’s final day of school is May 29.

At the conclusion of nearly two months of remote learning, LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing issued a statement May 29 to LISD families and employees. Read that statement below.


“This year has brought heroism and resilience from our students, teachers, staff, and families. Our educators supported students while managing households, teaching their own children, and facing the daily challenges of isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. Our families managed remote learning from the front lines while working in crowded households, going into work essential jobs, and facing economic hardship with historic job loss impacting the nation.

“The resiliency of our community has been at the forefront of this crisis. We know challenges lie ahead, but our focus continues to be on finding solutions to meet the needs of every child. Thank you for your continued support and care during these trying times. We are better together.”
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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