Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees


Leander ISD Board of Trustees

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees is elected by the LISD community to govern and set policy for one of Texas' fastest-growing school districts.

The Board of Trustees creates the vision and goals for the district and selects the Superintendent, who serves as the district's Chief Executive Officer. Together, the Board of Trustees and Superintendent form Leander ISD's "Governance Team."

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About the Board

The members of the Leander ISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large. These dedicated volunteers are not paid for their service.

Patrons who would like to contact the Board and/or Superintendent are invited to "Ask the Governance Team" by emailing their questions to Governance Team. Letters to the LISD Governance Team are sent to the Board of Trustees members, the Superintendent of Schools, the Chief Communications Officer and/or appropriate staff.

Communication with the Board

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees is elected at-large by LISD parents and community members to represent them in governing and setting policy for the school district. As public representatives, the LISD Board of Trustees' goal is to make decisions for the good of the greatest number of students. Community input is welcomed.

The Leander ISD school board provides a number of opportunities for community input:

  • The LISD Board of Trustees meets twice each month with a "Citizens Comments" period provided at each school board meeting. Citizen Comments are limited to three minutes per person, and are usually held at or near 7 p.m. at each meeting.
  • All Board Meeting agendas are posted at the LISD Administrative Offices and on the Leander ISD website 72 hours prior to each meeting.
  • Parents and community members may contact both the full Leander ISD Board and the Superintendent in a single e-mail via LISD's Governance Team email account. Communications to the LISD Governance Team are sent to the Board of Trustees members and the Superintendent of Schools. When possible, the School and Community Relations Office will respond to the patron with additional information regarding their concern or request. Board members also receive copies of all responses to patrons.

Other Issues

Citizens wishing to express themselves regarding school district policy, boundaries, finances, or other responsibilities of the Board which have not been placed on a regular agenda are encouraged to use one or more of these alternatives.

  • Contact the appropriate school department.
  • Speak at the Citizens Comments period held during each school board meeting.
  • Email the Leander ISD Governance Team. Letters to the LISD Governance Team are sent to the Board of Trustees members and the Superintendent of Schools. When possible, the School and Community Relations Office will respond to the patron with additional information regarding their concern or request. Board members also receive copies of all responses to patrons.
  • Write letters to Board members c/o Leander ISD Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 218, Leander, Texas 78646.
  • Board members discourage citizens from providing anonymous information in any form, and, in general, will not act upon it.

Parents and community members wishing to contact the school board regarding a grievance or complaint about a specific school, teacher or child are encouraged to begin at the level closest to the concern. More information about how to complete the grievance and complaint process.

Citizen Comments

Board meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. and the LISD Board provides an opportunity for Citizen Comments at each regular board meeting.

Citizen Comments are an opportunity for parents and community members to share their thoughts and concerns on education issues and district operations. They are not a back-and-forth discussion with the Board, which – by law – may only deliberate on items posted on the meeting agenda. Specific personnel issues are not to be discussed during Citizen Comments, but should instead be taken up with the employee's immediate supervisor.

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees has adopted the following to facilitate the Citizen Comments process:

  • Citizen Comments will normally be held at or near 7 p.m.
  • Parents and community members wishing to speak should sign up to do so at the board meeting prior to the 7 p.m. time for Citizen Comments. We ask that each speaker sign up personally.
  • Each speaker will be limited to three (3) minutes. Parents/community members may not "donate" their time to another speaker.
  • The Board discourages the use of PowerPoint presentations. If you feel that a PowerPoint is essential, please provide it to District staff by 6 p.m. so that it may be downloaded on the computer and ready for Citizen Comments without delaying others' speaking opportunities.
  • If you are bringing a written statement or support materials, please provide copies for the seven Board members and the superintendent.
  • The LISD Board seeks to conduct their meetings in a polite, professional manner and would appreciate Citizen Comments being shared in a similar fashion.
Elections

Elections

Important Election Dates

  • The last day residents may register to vote in the upcoming election is Tuesday, October 9.
  • Early voting for the LISD Trustee Election begins on Monday, October 22 and runs through Friday, November 2. Early voting will be held at numerous early voting locations in both Williamson and Travis counties. Early voting sites will be posted when they have been confirmed.
  • Election Day voting will be held from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.
  • See the 2018 Election Calendar for a more complete list of important dates.

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Live Stream

Board Meeting Live Stream: Tune In

The Leander ISD Board typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Until further notice, all board meetings will be held at Support Services, 1900 Cougar Country, Cedar Park. All Leander ISD Board of Trustees meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. Agendas for all board meetings are posted at the LISD Central Office 72 hours prior to each meeting. Additional meetings may be scheduled with 72 hours notice.

Click here to view the audio & video archive of past Board Meetings.

 

Members of the LISD Board