School Matters

January 2020

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Superintendent announces retirement

Just days before the winter break last month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster informed the Lake Travis community of his plan to retire in June 2020.

"When I retire this summer, I will have spent 37 years of my life in public education, with eight and a half years here in LTISD. I have been fortunate to work in some amazing districts during my career and I consider Lake Travis ISD to be one of the best school districts in Texas. I cannot think of a better place for me to conclude my career." Read more

Frankhouser named Rough Hollow Elementary principal

Angela Frankhouser, currently serving as principal of Lake Travis Elementary School, has been named principal of Rough Hollow Elementary School, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster announced January 6. Mrs. Frankhouser will officially begin her tenure on January 21. Read more

January is School Board Recognition Month

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With the theme ‘Launching the Next Generation,’ the Lake Travis Independent School District joins the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to recognize and thank school trustees for their service throughout January 2020 as part of School Board Recognition Month.

Serving on the LTISD School Board are Kim Flasch, President; John Aoueille, Vice President; Lauren White, Secretary; and trustees William Beard, Guy Clayton, Bob Dorsett, Jr. and Jessica Putonti. Read more

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LTHS student-athletes sign letters of intent

Lake Travis High School student-athletes in football and tennis signed letters of intent in December in front of family, peers, and educators:


Hudson Card - University of Texas

signed December 18, 2019


Anushka Dania - Lehigh University

Megha Dania - Lehigh University

signed December 11, 2019

Board approves 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

According to the board-approved 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar, the first day of instruction will be Wednesday, August 19, 2020 and the last day of instruction will be Friday, May 28, 2021. Ending the year in May allows more time for planning for summer school and college enrollment for the summer sessions.

The 2020-2021 instructional calendar is available on the district website and on each school website (listed under ‘Calendars’).

Online registration for Spring Enrichment classes begins January 10

Online enrollment in our Spring 2020 Elementary After School Enrichment Program, for students in grades K-5, opens at 10:00am Friday, January 10. Choose from arts and crafts, science, technology, sports, games, and other exciting offerings. Don’t delay; the enrollment deadline is Jan 20. Learn more

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Remembering LTISD teacher Ginger Johnson

The Grove restaurant in Lakeway will host the 4th Annual Ginger Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner from 5:00 pm to close, Saturday, January 25. Ten percent of all sales (dine-in and take-out) will be donated to Ginger's scholarship fund held by the Lake Travis Education Foundation. The scholarship supports Lake Travis High School graduates who plan to study science in college and have been active in the LTHS science program.

Save the Date: 2020 Lake Travis Education Foundation Gala

The Lake Travis Education Foundation will hold its annual Gala Saturday, March 7 at the Omni Barton Creek Hotel in downtown Austin.

LTEF Giving Campaign in full swing

The Lake Travis Education Foundation has kicked off its annual Giving Campaign within the Lake Travis community. Donors may give online, via mobile/text or by check/cash. Donations made at the level listed on the flyer receive the associated gift for that level and each subsequent level. Every dollar donated funds classroom grants and student scholarships in Lake Travis ISD. For more information, visit the LTEF website.

City, county hiring crossing guards at LWE, WCHE

The City of Lakeway and Travis County are the lead hiring entities for crossing guards at Lakeway and West Cypress Hills elementary schools, respectively.

The pay for these part time positions is $15/hour with morning and afternoon shifts available. See flyers for more details. Apply directly with the City of Lakeway (Lakeway Elementary School) or Travis County (West Cypress Hills Elementary School).

LTISD is hiring SPED aides, LTHS safety monitors

Lake Travis ISD is seeking full time paraprofessionals to join our team as special education aides. Additionally, safety monitors are needed to help ensure a secure environment as well as facilitate the efficient flow of students between passing periods at Lake Travis High School. Apply now

Lake Travis Independent School District

The Lake Travis Independent School District is a 6A district located about 25 minutes west of Austin, Texas. Established in 1981, Lake Travis ISD is a fast growth district comprised of 10 campuses serving more than 11,000 students.