Lake Travis ISD Matters


    Lake Travis ISD Matters is the official podcast of the Lake Travis Independent School District.

    Lake Travis ISD Matters can be streamed on this webpage, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

    Our podcast will be available to stream on other podcast providers in the near future.

Episode 4: STAAR Test

  • In this episode of Lake Travis ISD Matters, we discuss changes to the STAAR test, how the changes affect our students, and family resources. Our guest is Kathy Burbank the LTISD Director, Accountability & Assessment.

Episode 3: Mental Health Awareness

  • In this episode, we discuss mental health awareness with guests Jennifer Lyon, LTISD Director of Health & Social Emotional Learning; Lacey Branker and Rachael Macomber, Licensed Clinical Social Workers at Lake Travis High School; and two students from the Breathe Initiative club at LTHS.

Episode 2: November 8, 2022 Bond Election

  • On the second episode of Lake Travis ISD Matters, the official podcast of the LTISD, we are talking bond election with Superintendent Paul Norton and C.F.O. Pam Sanchez. We cover general information about the election propositions as well as address some common questions and concerns.
    Early voting is Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Learn more about the Lake Travis ISD November 8, 2022 bond election on our website at

Episode 1: November 2, 2021 Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)

    A Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election, or VATRE, is set for November 2. Lake Travis ISD is asking voters to consider increasing the Maintenance & Operations (M&O) tax rate while simultaneously decreasing the Interest & Sinking (I&S) tax rate by the same amount. Specifically, Lake Travis ISD would move two pennies from the I&S tax rate to the M&O tax rate. As a result, Lake Travis ISD would retain $3 million annually in operating revenue. However, the total tax rate would remain the same at $1.2301 per $100 of assessed property valuation whether or not the VATRE is approved.
    In this inaugural episode of our Lake Travis ISD Matters podcast our host, Marco Alvarado, speaks with the Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools and Chief Financial Officer in detail about the VATRE and its impact on LTISD. Learn more on our VATRE webpage:
    Early voting ends Friday, October 29 and Election Day is Tuesday, November 2.