Leander ISD Update

August 12, 2020

Technology issue causes LISD to cancel the first two virtual learning days for all high school students

We are canceling the school day for all high school students on Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 14, due to an issue with the web content filtering tool that allows students to connect to the internet on their district-provided laptop.

Elementary and middle school students will start on-time tomorrow, as scheduled. The issue does not impact Chromebooks or personal devices, which our elementary school students will be using. The web content filtering tool has the capacity for all middle school students to be logged in for our first days of the school year.

The district upgraded its web content filtering tool in the summer to allow all district laptops to be online at the same time. On late Wednesday afternoon, our vendor notified us the solution they provided would not work. They learned about the malfunction after another school district lost functionality when they started school earlier this week.

The vendor is sending us additional servers, which we will install Friday evening and over the weekend to start school on Monday.

About Us

Leander ISD teachers and support staff focus on engaging and inspiring students for achievement and lifelong success. We are a fast-growth district, adding more than 1,500 students every year, serving families in seven different municipalities. Our Guiding Documents — the Learning Model, 10 Ethical Principles, the Graduate Profile — are the foundation of who we are and ensure that we maintain an outstanding, inclusive learning environment for all students.

LISD educates more than 42,000 students at its 44 campuses. The district encompasses nearly 200 square miles.