Lightning Highlights - Vol. 10

Week of 10/3/2022

Principal Post:

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

Both of these events will be occurring on the same day, November 10th. An RSVP will be sent out in a couple of weeks for anyone who would like to attend.

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:

Veteran's Name

Picture of Veteran

Veteran's Rank

Branch Served

Any honors given to the Veteran

Name of Larkspur student(s) connected to this veteran

Citizen's Facility Advisory Committee

Interested in having a voice in the district’s future? Consider applying to join the Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC). The district is seeking 200+ volunteers to serve on the following six subcommittees:

  • High Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • Elementary Schools
  • Technology
  • Ancillary Services
  • Security

Learn more:

Propositions A & B

You may have heard that there will be two prepositions on the November ballot that will greatly impact LISD. Here is some information that explains Props A & B. Please take a moment to read it and if you have any questions visit for more information.

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 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

Students who wear their elementary shirt will get in free and can run onto the field with the football team!

Click HERE for more details

Upcoming Events

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)

October/November Holidays:

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:

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Destination ImagiNation

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 - Campus Facilitator -

Deadline for Registration - October 7th, 2022

A message from the LISD PTA Council

The LISD PTA Council is hosting a nonpartisan Leander ISD School Board of Trustees Candidate Forum. This would be a great opportunity to meet the candidates.

Event Details
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

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Our Student and Family Support Team is facilitating the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® course during the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023.

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

In an effort to promote mental health awareness and reduce the stigma of seeking help for mental health concerns, the Leander ISD Counseling Services team is excited to continue the Mental Health Minute video series.

Week of October 3rd:

Topic: Size of the Problem

YouTube: English, Spanish

Google Drive: English, Spanish

Scripts: English & Spanish

Daily Schedule

1st Bell- 7:10 Doors open

Tardy Bell - 7:30 Tardy Bell

Attendance - 8:30 attendance is taken

Dismissal - 2:45


As a friendly reminder, School Dismissal Manager is how we track how students get home every day. If you are still having issues with SDM, please contact Jovaughn in the front office.


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.

Thank you!!

Forgotten Items

It is inevitable that, at some time, your student will forget something, a lunch, water bottle, etc. You can bring the item up to the school where we have drop off shelves in the vestibule. When you get here, you will find stickers that you can fill out with your student's name and teacher. We have two Mrs. Henry's so please add the grade level for those two teachers.

Deliveries are made to the classroom at 10:00, so please have the item here by that time.

CNS Reminder!!

CNS wants to remind families that we are charging for meals this year. If a students' lunch account is not funded or underfunded, and the student reaches a negative balance of $15, the district provides a low-cost meal to the student until funds are replenished. If this happens, our CNS staff has a conversation alerting students they have a low or negative balance and they send an email to families alerting them as well.

Check out this link for the September CNS Newsletter