The application window for the 2023-2024 District Citizen Advisory Committees is now closed. If you filled out an application, you should hear from the individual committee(s) that you applied to by mid-September.
If you are interested in learning about other volunteer opportunities that are available throughout the district, please visit our volunteering webpage for details. Thank you for your interest in Leander ISD.
The application for the 2024-2025 school year will open in the summer of 2024.
Bond Oversight Committee (BOC)
The Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) is an administrative committee of 25 community members. The BOC reviews the status of capital projects, bond expenditures, project schedules and the timelines of bond projects. Committee members also evaluate any proposed changes to the scheduled project scope of work to the voter-approved bond program and communicate with the Board of Trustees as necessary.
Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC)
The Citizens’ Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC) will create the district’s long-range facility plan as we continue to manage growth across our 200-square miles.
The culmination of the CFAC planning could include a recommendation for a future bond election package, which will ultimately go to the Board of Trustees for final approval before being presented to voters.
Community-Based Accountability System (CBAS)
A Community-Based Accountability System (CBAS) empowers students, parents, and educators to build a learning community that honors and supports their work. It empowers school districts to design their own internal systems of assessment and accountability that, while meeting general state standards, allow them to innovate and customize curriculum and instruction to meet the needs and interests of their communities.
Community Curriculum Advisory Committee (CCAC)
The Community Curriculum Advisory Committee (CCAC) is a group of LISD parents, teachers, principals, students, business and community members who gather with the primary function to advise on the written, taught, and tested curriculum, related instructional resources, and potential new programs and courses.
District-wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC)
The District-wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) is a committee of parents, business and community members, teachers, principals, and other district staff who advise the Board in establishing and reviewing the District’s educational goals and objectives. DWEIC also reviews major district-wide classroom instructional programs and advises on district-wide staff development.
The district is seeking the following representatives for the DWEIC:
- Parent Volunteers – must be a parent/guardian of a current Leander ISD student and may not be employed by the district.
- Community Member Volunteers – must reside in district, must be at least 18 years old, may not be employed by the district, and may not be a parent of a current Leander ISD student.
- Business Representative Volunteers – may be selected without regard to whether they reside in the District or whether the business they represent is located in the District.
DWEIC meets approximately seven times a year, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The meetings are scheduled to be held at the LISD Leander Extended Opportunity (LEO) building located at 300 S. West Drive, Leander.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Leander ISD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is to provide guidance to ensure equity and diversity within Leander ISD. We will work to affect change and support Leander ISD as we take action to eradicate racism, intolerance, and other inequities to promote a more diverse and inclusive culture for all. We will do this through three focus areas:
Policy and Practice
- Develop framework that could be presented to our Board of Trustees for consideration and approval of a district equity policy.
- Promote practices that create inclusive and equitable systems for our community with an emphasis on those who are most impacted by structural inequality and inequity.
- Create a job description for a lead equity position in Leander ISD.
- Offer sessions at CIC conference that provide participants with the opportunity to begin engaging in discussions surrounding equity and diversity.
- Continue to seek out additional learning opportunities for our committee to participate in and then bring this learning back to the committee.
- Provide ongoing professional opportunities for faculty/staff within LISD; Create a series of foundational learning experiences for all staff.
- Partner with surrounding districts who are also doing this work and consider hosting a conference focused specifically on issues surrounding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and provide ongoing professional opportunities for faculty/staff within LISD; Create a series of foundational learning experiences for all staff.
- Continuation of community events to include listening sessions, shared learning, and collaboration on district equity plan.
- Expand transparency to the community by creating a webpage for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on the LISD website.
- Collaborate with district and campus-based equity and diversity committees, including student groups, PTAs, etc.
- Create a section in the LISD newsletter to highlight the work of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advisory committee.
- Create equity advocates at each campus and district department who have a direct line to the district office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC)
In January 2022, the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) was charged with developing a ten-year facilities plan, focused on student learning and anchored in our core beliefs that take into consideration the following criteria:
- student access to learning experiences that interest them
- facility optimization
- fiscal responsibility
- changes in population over time
Beginning in April 2023, the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) will serve in an advisory role to guide the district and ensure alignment to the Strategic Plan by:
- utilizing the 10-year plan as a framework
- engaging in shared learning about components and programs involved in long-range planning, and
- assisting with community education and reciprocal communication strategies regarding long-range planning.
School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
The School Health Advisory Committee, made up of school personnel, community members and parents, recommends a coordinated health program for elementary and middle school students.
Leander ISD is committed to having a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff. By addressing nutrition, physical activity, health education and substance abuse prevention in a variety of ways and to a variety of audiences, we hope to raise the awareness levels and the skills for all to live a healthy life.
School Safety and Security Committee
The purpose of the School Safety and Security Committee is to:
Periodically provide recommendations to the district’s board of trustees and district administrators regarding updating the district multi-hazard emergency operations plan required by Section 37.108(a) in accordance with best practices identified by the agency, the Texas School Safety Center, or a person included in the registry established by the Texas School Safety Center under Section 37.2091; and Consult with local law enforcement agencies on methods to increase law enforcement presence near district campuses
Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC)
Each campus within Leander ISD has a Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC) with an aim of improving the achievement of all students. These committees are composed of district employees, community members, business representatives and parents.
SBPC members provide input to the principal on a wide variety of subjects, including planning, curriculum, budgeting, staff development, staffing patterns and school organization.