The above-linked application offers the opportunity to submit an application for either the Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC), the Community Curriculum Advisory Committee (CCAC), and/or the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). The applications are due on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, by 8 a.m.
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
The committee, to the greatest extent practicable, must include:
- One or more representatives of an office of emergency management of a county or city in which the district is located;
- One or more representatives of the local police department or sheriff’s office;
- One or more representatives of the district’s police department, if applicable;
- The president of the district’s board of trustees;
- A member of the district’s board of trustees other than the president;
- The district’s superintendent;
- One or more designees of the district’s superintendent, one of whom must be a classroom teacher in the district;
- Two parents or guardians of students enrolled in the district.
Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC)
The Districtwide 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 districtwide classroom instructional programs and advises on districtwide 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, 5–6:30 p.m. The meetings are scheduled to be held at the LISD Leander Extended Opportunity (LEO) building located at 300 S. West Drive, Leander.
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 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.
Equity & Diversity Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Leander ISD Equity and Diversity 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 Equity and Diversity 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 Equity and Diversity 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 equity and diversity advisory committee.
- Create equity advocates at each campus and district department who have a direct line to the district office of equity.
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.
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.