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Coppell Middle School West assistant principal Joseph Smith is approved as the new principal of New Tech High @ Coppell at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. Smith expressed his appreciation for the board’s approval and introduced his family in the audience.

Board approves Joseph Smith as New Tech @ Coppell principal

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 26, 2021

On Monday evening, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees named Joseph Smith as the new principal of New Tech @ Coppell High School. Smith is an assistant principal at Coppell Middle School West and replaces...

On Monday, Coppell ISD held a board meeting covering topics including 2021-22 enrollment projections and budget process, Strategic Design and parents proposing the removal of the mask mandate. The Sidekick’s Meer Mahfuz goes into detail about these and more in the meeting.

Board meeting dominated by three topics: enrollment, strategic design and budget

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Monday night’s Coppell ISD board meeting was centered around updates on Strategic Design, the 2021-2022 Budget Process and Enrollment Projections/Demographic’s Report, as well as renewed calls by Coppell...

The board meeting on March 29 evaluated the possibility of adding languages such as Hindi, German and Latin to the Coppell High School and Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus curriculum. Board members also discussed ways to reduce the budget deficit and improve CHS accessibility.

Board discusses expansion of language courses

Nandini Paidesetty, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Monday night's Coppell ISD board meeting considered expanding the amount of languages offered in Coppell High School and the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus.  Director of Social Studies and...

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met Thursday night to examine the damages to district campuses resulting from February’s extreme cold temperatures. About 15 CISD facilities sustained damages and are undergoing repairs.

Board reports damages to 15 CISD facilities

Camila Villarreal, Executive Editorial Page Editor March 2, 2021

The winter weather event last month did more than incite power outages and freezing temperatures. After the brunt of the storm was over, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees reported damages to about 15 CISD...

New Tech High @ Coppell seniors Sydney Kutz, Emily Reynolds, Megan Chambless and Autumn Kranz protest against closing the school on Monday night during the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees declared closing NTH@Coppell and cutting the International Baccalaureate program at Coppell High School would be their last resort choices to offset the deficit.

Board states closing New Tech, cutting IB last on list of budget options

Shreya Beldona, Executive enterprise editor January 26, 2021

As tears began to swell in her eyes, Angela Milligan, mother of current New Tech High @ Coppell senior Michaela Milligan and 2019 Coppell High School graduate Emily Milligan, made a dramatic opening to...

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.

Citizens take to open forum to discuss district budget 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...

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.

School Board considers alternate solutions to budget crisis

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...

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.

Board reevaluating programs due to $7 million budget deficit

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

District expanding community engagement with podcast, video series

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...

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.

New Zoom class video rules reigniting learning

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...

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