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Citizens take to open forum to discuss district budget deficit

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees reviewed the district’s current $7 million budget deficit on Monday night. The meeting allowed citizens to raise concerns and further conversation about how to address this deficit.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor January 13, 2021

Monday evening’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting was marked by citizens voicing concerns about the potential academic program eliminations posed by the district’s $7.2 million budget deficit.  On...

School Board considers alternate solutions to budget crisis

The School Board met on Monday to discuss concerns the public may have including the proposed closure of New Tech High @ Coppell and cuts to the G/T and IB programs. For the first time, an awards readout session also took place.
Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Monday evening’s School Board meeting was centered around finding alternate solutions to Coppell ISD’s $7.2 million budget deficit. The open forum was dominated by two concerns: proposed cuts to...

Board reevaluating programs due to $7 million budget deficit

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees reviewed the district’s current $7 million deficit and possible ways to reduce expenditure on Monday night. The board discussed cutting Coppell High School’s International Baccalaureate Program, requiring CHS students to take release periods and closing New Tech High @ Coppell as possible options.
Avani Kashyap and Shivi Sharma December 11, 2020

At a special meeting of the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees on Monday evening, the board discussed options to alleviate the district’s current $7,239,447 budget deficit. Some major factors contributing...

Current president leaves board after 12 years of service

Current president leaves board after 12 years of service
Mel Venegas, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

After more than 12 years on the CISD Board of Trustees, Board President Thom Hulme is leaving the board and attended his final meeting on Monday. Much of the meeting was dedicated to celebrating his time...

District recognized, updates to social-emotional learning at Monday’s board meeting

Monday night’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting included updates from the district on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting operations and social-emotional learning programs. The district emphasized keeping students and staff engaged while addressing their emotional needs during this time.
Neha Desaraju, Entertainment Editor November 2, 2020

“Thinking about this year as a whole—it’s a hard year. And to say that it’s not a hard year would not be doing our diligence as a district,” Coppell ISD assistant superintendent for curriculum...

District expanding community engagement with podcast, video series

Coppell ISD Trustee Leigh Walker discusses improving community engagement during the livestream of the CISD Board meeting on Monday. The meeting addressed the district’s focus on new communication and updates with the podcast.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 29, 2020

On Thursday, Coppell ISD launched the We Value podcast, available on all streaming services. New episodes will be released on the last Thursday of every month.  Each episode aims to share local examples...

New Zoom class video rules reigniting learning

On Sept. 1, Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer announced new Zoom video requirements. Coppell ISD students participating in both distance and in-person learning are required to join a Zoom for the first 15 minutes of class.
Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager September 11, 2020

Imagine this. You are a teacher at Coppell High School, logging onto Zoom and getting ready for a full day of work. Your first class starts. A smatter of students have cameras on and are alert, while everyone...

Board reveals new safety protocols in preparation for students on campus

During Monday evening’s Coppell ISD Board meeting, the district revealed new safety guidelines that will be followed once in-person school opens on Sept. 8. Richard J. Lee Elementary, Valley Ranch Elementary, Lakeside Elementary and Wilson Elementary received the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) student leadership award. Graphic by Sreeja Mudumby.
Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor August 25, 2020

Once in-person school begins on Sept. 8, all Coppell ISD campuses will follow new health protocols to help protect against COVID-19. Prior to entering the building, all staff will be required to take a...

District’s 60th anniversary to be celebrated virtually

On Monday, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed the upcoming virtual Birthday Bash for CISD's 60th anniversary as well as various school closure updates due to COVID-19. All CISD schools are set to remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
Alishba Javaid, Staff writer April 28, 2020

On Monday evening, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees held its meeting virtually to discuss CISD celebrating its 60th anniversary by hosting a virtual birthday bash this Friday via Facebook live at 7 p.m....

Board addresses COVID-19 impacts on tax revenues, curriculum

On Monday the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed issues regarding revenue and savings due to COVID-19.  This meeting was held virtually due to Dallas County’s Shelter-at-home order.
Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor April 10, 2020

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting online. CISD chief financial officer Diana Sircar reviewed the budget planning process for the 2020-21 school year. The Tier...

Board of Trustees discusses COVID-19 school closure update

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met Monday night via Zoom video conferencing. The board discussed the plan moving forward in the coming weeks with campuses closed due to COVID-19.
Sarah Habib, Writer March 26, 2020

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meet virtually to discuss updates and courses of action taken during CISD’s school closure due to COVID-19.  CISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt reported...

Grant’s retirement overlooks multiple financial, academic successes at board meeting

The resolution from the Texas House of Representatives is provided to the Trustees during State Representative Julie Johnson section of the Awards at the Coppell ISD Board Meeting on Monday at the Vonita White Administration Building. Monday’s meeting was unique in several ways, as the meeting occurred during Public Schools Week and the recognition of associate superintendent Sid Grant’s retirement was stated.
Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

Monday night, which marked the second board meeting of this year, was bittersweet for the Coppell community. The topics of TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report), a Strategic Design update, a 2016...

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