The Department of Intervention Services works to implement intervention in alignment with LISD’s vision and to determine the best structure for these supports in our rapidly growing district.
The Leander ISD dyslexia program is designed to provide a short-term, intensive reading intervention for children who qualify for services, based upon district and state qualification criteria.
Services are offered to qualifying students in grades K-12. Students are instructed using systematic, sequential, multi-sensory instruction in a small group setting. The goal of these services is to provide students with the tools needed to access the general education curriculum.
Homebound services are for students who are confined to home or hospital for 4 or more school weeks. Services are available to both general education and special education students based on certain criteria per TEA. Please note that homebound services are not appropriate for students who are struggling in the traditional school environment and do not have a confining medical condition. Additional information is available at each campus:
- For general education or Section 504 students, contact your campus 504 Coordinator.
- For special education students, contact your campus SPED Team Lead.
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high quality intervention instruction that is matched to a student’s need and assessing progress frequently to make sound instructional decisions.
Students receive tiered, systemic supports based on various points of data taken from grades, assessments, classroom observation and grade-level expectations.
Please contact your campus RTI coordinator or Jennifer Freeman at 512-570-0266 for more information.
Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act prevents discrimination against students with substantially limiting disabilities that affect one or more major life activities. Eligible students are provided reasonable accommodations to give those students the same access to the benefit of a public education as all other students.
Supplemental Reading Program (SRP)
The Supplemental Reading Program (SRP) in Leander ISD focuses on students most in need of intensive reading intervention based on district qualifying criteria. The elements of the program include:
- Thirty-minute long daily supplemental small group instruction (pull-out or push-in) taught by an SRP teacher in addition to Core Reading Instruction provided by the classroom teacher
- Progress Monitoring every two weeks
- Collaboration between classroom teacher and SRP teacher to communicate student progress and share strategies that benefit student progress
The Summer School program in Leander ISD offers students the opportunity for credit recovery, first-time original credit for some high school classes, and a summer window to take High School STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams.
For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.