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October 26, 2023

Board getting down to business

Trustees discuss plans for 2024-25 school year
Sohana Singh
Coppell High School Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and Austin Elementary School teacher Heather Naragon accept the awards for District Teachers of the Year, accompanied by the CISD school board and the CHS and Austin Elementary principals.

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD School Board met to delve into proposed changes for the 2024-25 academic year, touching upon updated School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) plans and a new facility evaluation tool.

Outgoing SHAC parent chair Wednesday Foster reviewed percentage changes in tobacco usage, teen obesity, mental wellness and screen usage over the last decade with the board. SHAC provides support for the board, offering potential solutions to these problems.

“These are nights away from your families that you’re pouring over this work,” trustee Leigh Walker said. “It feels good to know that we have this team.”

In addition, Strategic Plan 7.1.1 Facility Evaluation Tool was discussed with the board. During the board’s workshop on May 13, the timeline of events for development, review and release of the new tool was approved. However, trustee Manish Sethi proposed holding more review workshops before the official reveal of the tool.

“I do not feel comfortable having only one session and those few days to make a decision,” Sethi said.

After much discussion, the trustees agreed there may need to be workarounds to have a comprehensive review of the tool.

“We may need to be willing to open our calendars,” president David Caviness said. “We can’t box the process into meeting on Mondays because we meet on Mondays.”

The board also honored the Elementary and Secondary District Teachers of the Year, Heather Naragon and Chase Wofford, as well as two veteran teachers, Diane de Waal and Kim Pearce.

“Kim embodies the belief that teaching is not just a job but a rewarding career,” CISD Dr. Superintendent Brad Hunt said. “She recognizes that lives touched through teaching are unmatched by any other profession.”

Over the summer, the Vonita White Administration Building will be closed for a refresh which is covered by the 2023 bond package. The board will move its meetings to the Coppell Middle School West Large Gathering Instruction room.

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Nyah Rama
Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor
Nyah is a junior and the CHS9 editor for The Sidekick. Although she was inspired by Rory from Gilmore Girls at 9 years old, Nyah’s journey in the school newspaper and journalism started when she won Writer of the Week during a journalism summer camp. Outside of writing for The Sidekick, Nyah is also an editor for the magazine TaHB, which focuses on topics and events in the science and medical field. When not working on a story for The Sidekick, struggling through IB classes, or editing for TaHB magazine, Nyah enjoys critiquing reality TV with her friends over FaceTime, listening to female rap artists such as Cardi B, Saweetie and Latto, and keeping up with her football team, the New York Jets. As a proud New Jerseyan, born and raised for 5 years, Nyah attributes her opinionated personality to her Jersey origin. She loves everything about the American Northeast: people’s aggressive attitudes and aggression, and the busy city lifestyle. To discuss Patrick Mahomes’ football career, share opinions on reality TV characters, or discuss rap culture, you can contact Nyah by email at [email protected] or on Instagram (@nyah_rama).    
Sohana Singh
Sohana Singh, Staff Photographer
Sohana Singh is a junior and a staff photographer for The Sidekick. She participates in robotics as a member of Technology Student Association at Coppell High School and plays the french horn for the Coppell Community Orchestra. Her favorite foods include sushi and Thai tea. Her favorite show is “Cowboy Bebop”, an anime series, while her favorite movie is “Inception”, though she had to watch it twice to understand. She enjoys reading classics, including Oliver Twist, Little Women, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In her free time, she loves to skateboard, play the piano, and play video games. She enjoys listening to indie music, specifically by Arctic Monkeys and Saint Motel. Sohana has traveled to many interesting places, including Alaska, Spain, and Greece. She loves to sightsee and take pictures. In the future, she hopes to pursue engineering with interests in creating and innovating. She especially enjoys learning about how things work. Through being a staff member of The Sidekick, she hopes to explore her interests and grow as a journalist. You can contact Sohana at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @sohana_4841.

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