In-person activities canceled, hybrid learning and dress code revisited: Leander ISD news roundup

A soon-to-be Leander High School graduate—sporting a Leander lion on her cap—attends the 2020 LHS commencement ceremony July 10 at Gupton Stadium. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
A soon-to-be Leander High School graduate—sporting a Leander lion on her cap—attends the 2020 LHS commencement ceremony July 10 at Gupton Stadium. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

A soon-to-be Leander High School graduate—sporting a Leander lion on her cap—attends the 2020 LHS commencement ceremony July 10 at Gupton Stadium. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

Here is a weekly roundup of Leander ISD stories.

Leander ISD suspends all in-person extracurricular activities

Leander ISD has indefinitely suspended all extracurricular activities, from football to fine arts, until further notice.

Candidate filing for trustees’ elections begins

At-large seats for Places 3, 4 and 5 will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. Two of the three trustees do not plan to run for re-election.


Band directors: Bands preparing to perform, but will not enter UIL or other competitions

Leander ISD’s marching bands plan to create and stage halftime shows, but they will not participate in competitions, including University Interscholastic League events.

District reconsiders hybrid learning model, potentially shaking up learning choices

Leander ISD is researching the possibility of offering elementary students a third instructional option—hybrid learning—for the 2020-21 school year. LISD is also researching replacing in-person instruction with hybrid learning at the high school level.

LISD forms committee to study dress code

At their July 23 meeting, Leander ISD trustees delayed a vote on proposed amendments to the 2020-21 student dress code in order to further examine the document that mandates what students can and cannot wear.


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