Leander - Cedar Park | August 2020

BY BRIAN PERDUE

EDUCATION BRIEFS

News from Leander ISD

TrusteesWaggoner, Barber-Jordanwill not run for re-election LEANDER ISD PamWaggoner and Grace Barber-Jordan—the two most experienced Leander ISD trustees on the seven-member board—will not run for re-election in the Nov. 3 election. Waggoner’s Place 3 seat will be on the Nov. 3 ballot, as will the Place 4 seat held by Barber-Jordan and the Place 5 seat held by JimMacKay, who plans to run for re-election. Waggoner rst served on the board from 2002-08. She returned to the board in 2010, serving as both president and vice president. Barber-Jordan was rst elected in 2001. She has served as president, vice president and secretary, a title she currently holds. The ling period for candidates wishing to run for one of the three seats is open through Aug. 17. More information is available at www.leanderisd.org/departments/ board-of-trustees/elections.

Leander ISDdrive-thruprogramendsafter servingnearly200Kmeals LEANDER ISD Leander ISD’s free meal drive-thru program—quickly created to address student nutrition with minimal contact after the

coronavirus suddenly closed schools in March—ended July 31, according to district ocials. The program, which started March 24, distributed a total of 99,149 breakfast bags and 99,348 lunch bags, according to LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell. Through June 30, CNS was reim- bursed $545,200.27 for the meals pro- gram. The July total is expected to be approximately $100,000, according to Mitchell. The U.S. Department of Agri- culture program is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. During the summer, the program took place at Reed Elementary School, River Place Elementary School and Running Brushy Middle School. During the spring, a free meal drive- thru was also held at Bagdad Elemen- tary School. On the rst day of school Aug.

Leander ISD child nutrition services employees carry out a table of lunches at Bagdad Elementary School in Leander on March 25. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

13, after this edition went to press, LISD was scheduled to resume its participation in the National School Lunch Program. According to Mitchell, families may apply for free or reduced-price meals for students by visiting LISD’s child nutrition services homepage at www.leanderisd.org/departments/ child_nutrition_services and clicking on “forms and applications.” English and Spanish applications are available.

MEALS DISTRIBUTED BY LEANDER ISD From March 24-July 31, Leander ISD held free meal drive-thrus throughout the nearly 200-square-mile district. Here are the total meals that were distributed. 99,149 BREAKFAST BAGS 99,348 LUNCH BAGS SOURCE: LEANDER ISDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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