Lightning Highlights - Vol. 10
Week of 10/3/2022
If you have not had an opportunity to find out more information about the propositions that will be on the November 8th ballot, I highly encourage you to find out more information concerning these two, very important, propositions. Listed below are some upcoming opportunities to get more info.
Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections
In an effort to create educational awareness about the November ballot, Leander ISD is hosting a series of conversations. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., will lead a discussion about Propositions A & B over the next several weeks ahead of the November 8 election.
Due to sizable recent increases in property appraisals across our region, the district’s property values have reached a point that has triggered two elections: an Attendance Credit Election (ACE) and a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).
We encourage the community at-large to learn more about these ballot issues during the following opportunities:
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – 12pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 6:30pm, Facebook LIVE
Friday, Oct. 21 – 12pm at LISD LEO Conference Center
Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 6:30pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon)
Please use this link Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections to let us know you’re attending. While sign-up is not required, it helps us plan for how many participants to expect.
We have provided a number of Prop A & B resources as well as voting information.
Save the date for Thanksgiving Lunch and our Veteran's Day Assembly
Thanksgiving Lunch will have an amended schedule to accommodate more people. Here is the amended lunch schedule:
EC/PreK - 10:05-10:35
Kinder - 10:30-11:00
1st Gr. - 11:05-11:35
2nd Gr. - 12:15-12:45
3rd Gr. - 11:40-12:10
4th and 5th Gr. - 12:50-1:20
Here is the schedule for The Veterans Day Assemblies:
Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade will take place at 9:15 AM.
1st Grade, 3rd Grade, and 5th Grade will take place at 1:15 PM.
If you are or have family that is a Veteran we would love it if you could send the following information to: Brittany.Areias@leanderisd.org
Picture of Veteran
Any honors given to the Veteran
Name of Larkspur student(s) connected to this veteran
Citizen's Facility Advisory Committee
- High Schools
- Middle Schools
- Elementary Schools
- Ancillary Services
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3qe1WYe
Propositions A & B
The ballot for this November’s federal, state, and local elections will include two propositions related to Leander ISD.
Proposition A is an Attendance Credit Election. Due to an increase in the level of property values per student in Leander ISD, the state is removing about $31.2 million from our district through the process known as recapture, or Robin Hood. If LISD voters approve Proposition A, the district will make its required recapture payment to the state. If Proposition A fails, the state will look for other ways to remove revenue from LISD. For example, the state could force some taxpayers in our district to start paying taxes to a different district instead of LISD.
Proposition B is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election. By approving Proposition B, voters would ratify the tax rate set by the LISD Board of Trustees — a rate that is 6.24 cents lower than last year’s rate. Due to rising property values, the average tax payment would be about $38 per month higher than the average payment last year under Proposition B. Passage of Proposition B would generate an additional $32 million for academics in LISD, including teacher pay and the continuity of programs.
For much more information about these propositions, please visit LeanderISD.org/elections. You can also sign up for informational text-message updates by texting @LISDMoney to 81010. You can also text-message your questions to 512-399-0068.
Elementary Night at the Danielson Middle School Football Game - October 4th
Click HERE for more details
There are no Wednesday early release days this year. The 22-23 LISD School calendar can be found here.
10/5- Glenn Homecoming Parade (See info below)
10/10-10/11 - Staff Development - Student holiday
11/8 - Staff Development - Student holiday
11/21-11/25 - Thanksgiving Break - Staff and Student Holiday
Glenn High School Homecoming Parade
Calling all Larkpsur Lightning!! The Glenn High School Homecoming Parade is coming soon! We would like to invite all of our future grizzlies to participate! The parade is on Wednesday, October 5th from 6:30-7:30pm with the Community Rally following right after the event where the parade winners will be announced.
If you'd like to participate with other Larkspur friends, please meet us at 5:45 at Glen High School at the green set-up area indicated on the map. Just look for all the other Larkspur people in Larkspur colors as we line up.
* After the parade is done, please pick up your child at the blue and yellow spot indicated on the map below:
Leander ISD once again is supporting interested District students in Grades 3–12 to participate in Destination Imagination (DI). Seeking parent volunteers (you must be a registered volunteer with LISD) to lead teams of students. Read more about Destination ImagiNation here.
Still have questions, contact Molly.Williams@leanderisd.org - Campus Facilitator -
Deadline for Registration - October 7th, 2022
A message from the LISD PTA Council
Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: ACC Cypress Creek
Building 1000, Room 1102
Clear Bag Policy
October PTA Newsletter
Parenting the Love and Logic Way
This six-week program is designed to help parents nurture responsible, respectful, fun-to-be-around children who will learn how to make their own choices, own their problems, think critically and logically for themselves, while parents let empathy and consequences do the teaching. The course is appropriate for parents with any aged child and any situation: home, school or even work. The series is open to any parent. Visit the Love and Logic site or attend a free introductory session for more information about their philosophy.
The cost is $35 per person or $55 per couple (if sharing materials). Scholarships are available. Learn more and register for Love & Logic here.
Mental Health Minute
Week of October 3rd:
Topic: Size of the Problem
Google Drive: English, Spanish
Scripts: English & Spanish
Tardy Bell - 7:30 Tardy Bell
Attendance - 8:30 attendance is taken
Dismissal - 2:45
The cutoff time for making a transportation change is 1:00.
If you need to pick your student up early for any reason, please pick them up no later than 1:45-2:00.
Deliveries are made to the classroom at 10:00, so please have the item here by that time.
Check out this link for the September CNS Newsletter