As you are aware, Leander ISD canceled school on three days this winter due to the unusual inclement weather we experienced in Central Texas. On Thursday, February 20, the LISD Board of Trustees voted to revise the 2013-14 district calendar to maximize learning time and account for the weather-related closings.
Parents should make a note of these important dates:
Wednesday, February 26, originally designated as an early release day, will now be a full day of instruction. If this change to the calendar presents conflicts with previously scheduled appointments for your student, please contact your child's school.
Monday, April 28, will be used as one of the district’s bad weather make-up days. Students will have a full day of instruction on that day. The second bad weather make-up day is now planned for a day students were already scheduled to attend school. See below for a detailed explanation about the bad weather make-up days.
Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) will now be a staff and student holiday. The day will no longer be a bad weather make-up day.
Further Information about Bad Weather Make-Up Days
By law, school districts are required to have two bad weather make-up days on their school calendars. Originally, the two bad weather make-up days listed on the 2013-14 LISD school calendar were Monday, April 28 and Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day). Based on community feedback, LISD administration consulted with the Texas Education Agency and researched legal options that would allow the district to alter the current calendar and account for the two bad weather make-up days without using May 26 as a bad weather make-up day. At the Thursday, February 20 meeting, the LISD Board of Trustees voted to designate March 3 as a bad weather make-up day. Because Monday, March 3 was already designated as a regular day of instruction on the originally published 2013-14 calendar, this is a technical change, and students will attend school on March 3 as was originally scheduled. March 3 and April 28 are now the designated bad weather make-up days that must be used due to the weather-related closings that occurred earlier this year. The Texas Education Agency has indicated that they will waive the third and/or any subsequent inclement weather days used.