Leander ISD classes to resume Feb. 24 after storm left several campuses damaged

LISD admin building
The district's board of trustees will consider approving an emergency declaration to expedite facility repairs at its Feb. 22 board meeting. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The district's board of trustees will consider approving an emergency declaration to expedite facility repairs at its Feb. 22 board meeting. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Leander ISD will return to in-person and virtual learning Feb. 24 after eight days of canceled school days due to the winter storm.

Students at Giddens Elementary, Mason Elementary, Steiner Ranch Elementary and Running Brushy Middle schools will learn virtually starting Feb. 22. Families at these four schools will be updated Feb. 24 for learning plans for the following week, LISD said.

These schools were four of five campuses with "significant damage" from the storm; Cox Elementary School was also significantly damaged, according to the district. Twelve other Leander ISD schools were reported to have some damage.

"We made tremendous progress in the maintenance of our facilities, received positive reports from our water providers, and provided our families and staff with additional time to recover from last week’s winter storms," a district statement said.

Additionally, the district canceled its Feb. 24 early-release day.


The district's board of trustees will consider approving an emergency declaration to expedite facility repairs at its Feb. 22 board meeting.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.