LISD's 24th elementary school opens

By Emilie Lutostanski



Reed Elementary School, Leander ISD's newest school at 1515 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, opened Aug. 25 along with all other 36 campuses in the district.



Staffers said 684 Reed students in kindergarten through fifth grade met in the new school auditorium by about 7:45 am. before walking in lines to their classrooms.



The campus was set to open in 2011, but LISD chose to delay occupancy because of budget constraints. The school is named after Officer Leonard A. Reed, who was a member of the Cedar Park Police Department and served as a school resource officer at Vista Ridge High School from 2006–08. He died in an on-duty motorcycle accident Aug. 18, 2010.



Parent Emily Pechal said the newly formed Reed Elementary School PTA is looking for business sponsors to help fund start-up costs and programs at the new campus. Those interested can contact Pechal at ebotsy@gmail.com.

By Emilie Lutostanski
Emilie reported on education, business, city and county news starting in 2009. After a stint as a radio reporter and writing for the Temple Daily Telegram, she joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2011. In 2013 she was promoted to editor of the Cedar Park | Leander edition, covering transportation, development, city and education news. In February 2015 she advanced her passion for online media and was promoted to manage digital content, metrics analytics, and quality assurance as well as branding and social networks in various inaugural roles at the company, including community manager and digital managing editor. Most recently in 2017, Emilie expanded her responsibilities to include sales support as Community Impact's first digital product manager. She oversees digital product development, enhancement, and monetization strategies; online content innovation, processes and efficiencies; and company-wide training for Community Impact's digital offerings.


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