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Coppell citizen Michael Crenshaw shares his concerns for school safety at Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting at the Vonita White Administration Building. CISD currently utilizes several safety measures but will roll out C.R.A.S.E training to employees for better safety.

District updates safety with exterior door audits and C.R.A.S.E training for employees

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor August 2, 2022

A theme that emerged during Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting was the desire for better security, posed in the open forum and later addressed in the safety and security update. As a district...

Coppell ISD Executive Director for Teaching & Learning Dr. Deana Dynis presents to the CISD Board of Trustees on Monday. Dr. Dynis spoke about CISD’s implementation of numerous summer programs aimed at helping students grow their English and math skills.

CISD reinforces student safety policies

Sri Achanta, News Editor May 24, 2022

In light of recent events, Coppell ISD’s Board of Trustees meeting on Monday started almost immediately with a comment from the board, assuring the safety of students at CISD.  An altercation between...

Incumbent Anthony Hill defeated opponent Carol Lacey McGuire to retain his position in Place 3 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Hill has been on the Board of Trustees since 2007.

Hill reelected to CISD board

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 23, 2022

The results from the May 7 school board elections are in, and Anthony Hill defeated Carol Lacey McGuire and will remain in Place 3 on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Hill, who has been on the board...

The HB 3 year bill was introduced.
The Board of Trustees of Coppell Independent School District meeting was held April 26th to discuss matters of the 2022-2023 budget proceedings.

CISD Trustees plan for the upcoming school year’s budget proceedings

Maya Palavali, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussion centered around the data and analysis regarding future processes to improve the school district for the upcoming school year.  First, the...

Coppell ISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Dr. Angie Brooks presents to the CISD Board of Trustees on Monday. Dr. Brooks spoke about Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), including the Panorama survey platform and how it can be used to analyze data about students’ academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs.

District assessing academic performance, looking at tools to monitor student progress

Sri Achanta, News Editor March 29, 2022

Monday night’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting was centered around a presentation analyzing data regarding students’ learning and growth. The presentation displayed the different measures...

Coppell High School chemistry teacher Sorelle Kimball is honored with Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt, Board of Trustees secretary Manish Sethi and Board of Trustees Vice President Leigh Walker.  The board honored Teacher of the Year recipients and approved the usage of ESSER funds to provide additional compensation for teachers.

Trustees approve funds for $500 payments

Angelina Liu, Visual Media Editor March 1, 2022

Full-time district employees for the 2021-22 school year will be awarded a $500 payment in June. The one-time lump sum payment was approved Monday evening by the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. During...

At Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Board President Nichole Bentley congratulated Mockingbird Elementary for receiving the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) student leadership award. Coppell High School junior Andrew Mullen was also applauded for his seventh place cross country finish at the Class 6A State Meet.

Trustees honor students for TEPSA, UIL awards

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

During Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, students across the district were recognized for various academic and athletic awards. Elementary students from Mockingbird and Lakeside elementaries...

During Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, district coordinator of safety and security Rachael Freeman discusses a routine audit of security procedures in all CISD facilities.

Board extends mask policy to Oct. 25

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer September 28, 2021

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees extend its campus and facilities mask mandate through Oct. 25 at Monday’s meeting. During the open forum, parents spoke on the topic of the mandate, running from stressing...

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees listens to CISD residents speak about their support or disapproval of a proposed mask mandate in the Vonita White Administration Building on Monday. The board approved Trustee Manish Sethi’s motion to pass a mandatory mask mandate while indoors on all CISD facilities with a 6-0 count.

CISD Trustees approve temporary mask mandate for September

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer August 31, 2021

Monday’s special Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting began off like the week prior, with impassioned parents, doctors and other Coppell ISD residents voicing their opinion on a district mask mandate,...

Masks, virtual learning dominate open forum at board meeting (WITH VIDEO)

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor August 24, 2021

Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting drew a great deal of community interest as around 50 CISD residents attended to present their opinions on masking in schools and virtual learning in the...

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...

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