Here is a breakdown of Leander's upcoming FY 2018-19 budget

Leander adopts 32.6 percent larger budget, invests in capital projects in FY 2018-19 Leander City Council approved a budget for fiscal year 2018-19 that is 32.6 percent higher than last year's budget, and some residents could see a decrease on their property tax bills if council approves a lower tax rate for the next budget year.[/caption]
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By Caitlin Perrone

Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.


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Leander ISD approves ‘first round’ of 2020-21 hirings with 169.5 new positions

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved the hiring of 169.5 new positions for the 2020-21 school year at its Feb. 27 regular meeting.

Harmon will begin as interim chief Feb. 28 following the retirement of former Chief Sean Mannix. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Cedar Park City Council appoints Asst. Chief Mike Harmon as interim police chief Feb. 27

Harmon will begin as interim chief Feb. 28 following the retirement of former Chief Sean Mannix.

Leander ISD approves ‘first round’ of 2020-21 hirings with 169.5 new positions

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved the hiring of 169.5 new positions for the 2020-21 school year at its Feb. 27 regular meeting.

The PREP School of Crystal Falls, a private preschool, will open in May in Leander. (Courtesy The PREP School of Crystal Falls)
The PREP School of Crystal Falls to open in Leander this summer

The preschool is enrolling for summer for ages 6 weeks to 5 year-old and for their after-school program for ages 5-12.

Leander ISD’s board of trustees approved an attendance zoning charter which will be used to develop detailed elementary school enrollment zones that will be enacted in the 2021-22 school year.Leander ISD’s board of trustees approved an attendance zoning charter, which will be used to develop detailed elementary school enrollment zones that will be enacted in the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy LISD)
Leander ISD approves charter to begin elementary rezoning for 2021-22

Leander ISD’s board of trustees approved an attendance zoning charter which will be used to develop detailed elementary school enrollment zones that will be enacted in the 2021-22 school year.

The Bell Boulevard project includes residential, commercial and civic areas. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Cedar Park agrees to Bell Boulevard master development agreement

Cedar Park City Council voted unanimously Feb. 27 to enter into a $15.25 million master development agreement with RedLeaf Bell, LLC, a Austin-based commercial real-estate firm.

Leander ISD said state and local health departments, as well as the Texas Education Agency, are the one who decide whether school schedules will be altered to prevent the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander ISD: Health authorities, TEA would determine school closures over COVID-19

Leander ISD said state and local health departments, as well as the Texas Education Agency, are the one who decide whether school schedules will be altered to prevent the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus.

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, announced Feb. 27 that his is exploring a run for Kirk Watson’s state Senate seat. (Courtesy Eddie Rodriguez)
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez exploring run for Kirk Watson’s state Senate seat

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, announced his resignation from the District 14 seat Feb. 18 and will leave office April 30 for a position at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

The Travis Central Appraisal District will not increase home appraisal values this year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
After offer, Travis Central Appraisal District and Austin Board of Realtors at market data impasse

After the Austin Board of Realtors offered what it called a possible solution to an ongoing dispute over market data access Feb. 27, the Travis Central Appraisal District said it would not change its decision to use last year’s home appraisal values again this year.

Central Health off East Cesar Chavez Street.
Central Health establishes new executive medical board as first step to begin employing physicians

Following a change in state law that allows Central Health to employ and appoint physicians, the agency took its first step to hiring its own medical professionals.

(Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander ISD full-day pre-K enrollment begins April 14

Leander ISD will hold registration for its 2020-21 full-day pre-K program April 14-15.

Liberty Litton, 2, of Cedar Park has been named one of 29 ambassadors worldwide for Nothing Down, an organization that aims to change the way Down syndrome is perceived. (Courtesy Nothing Down)
Cedar Park child named ambassador for Down syndrome advocacy group

Two-year-old Liberty Litton of Cedar Park has been selected as one of 29 worldwide ambassadors for Nothing Down, an organization that advocates for Down syndrome.

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