Leander ISD aims to prevent Zoom 'bombings' and more district news

Leander ISD is adding new security for virtual classrooms after inappropriate Zoom "bombings." (Courtesy Unsplash)
Leander ISD is adding new security for virtual classrooms after inappropriate Zoom "bombings." (Courtesy Unsplash)

Leander ISD is adding new security for virtual classrooms after inappropriate Zoom "bombings." (Courtesy Unsplash)

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Leander ISD adds new security for virtual classrooms after inappropriate Zoom 'bombings'

After a series of Zoom "bombings" across the district and state, Leander ISD is upgrading its technology with greater security control settings and added security layers.

Leander ISD reports 2 COVID-19 positive employees, launches case dashboard

After completing the first week of phased in-person learning, Leander ISD will share COVID-19 positive cases and exposures in a public dashboard.


Leander ISD student enrollment drops at start of 2020-21 school year

Leander ISD student enrollment decreased by 1.71% from 2019-20 to 2020-21.

Student, teacher and district data from the 2019-20 school year is analyzed in the September issue of the Community Impact Newspaper Cedar Park-Leander edition.

Students return to LISD campuses with new safety measures in place

Though school began in mid-August, the first group of students physically entered Leander ISD campuses Sept. 8.

Leander ISD professional counselor offers insight on coping with new school year

Elsa Fernandez Weick taught elementary school for seven years and middle school for seven more years. Seeing a need for mental health intervention, she then attended and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2014 with a master's degree in education counseling.

Leander ISD board cuts FY 2020-21 property tax rate by 1.3%

The property tax rate for Leander ISD has been lowered for another year.

In a 6-1 vote, the LISD board of trustees approved a property tax rate of $1.4184 per $100 valuation. The rate includes $0.9534 for the maintenance and operations fund and $0.465 for the interest and sinking fund.

Taylor Girtman and Sally Grace Holtgrieve contributed to this report.


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Williamson County added 54 confirmed cases of the coronavirus Sept. 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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