Coppell Student Media

Board Trustees approve CISD 2019-2020 budget and tax rate

Board Trustees approve CISD 2019-2020 budget and tax rate

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved the CISD 2019-20 budget and tax rate. Trustees voted to lower the district’s Maintenance and Tax Rate by $0.107 from last year and voted to lower the district’s 2019-20 Interest and Sinking Tax Rate by $0.0279. CISD’s tax rate also lower...

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss the new technology plan, the Coppell Middle School East field and future Coppell High School renovations. CMS East recently implemented a new plan to close off the field on weekends and leave it open on the weekdays. This plan ...

CISD Board adopts final district border realignment plan

CISD Board adopts final district border realignment plan

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved elementary and middle school realignment plans. The motion to ratify plans A3 and B3 passed, 6-1. During open forum, community members addressed the Board with their views regarding how this redistricting will affect kids. Those who are forced to switc...

Concerns voiced over new boundary realignment

Concerns voiced over new boundary realignment

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

On Monday night’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, a full house gathered to support both elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year.   Surrounded by their family members, friends and coworkers, campus Teachers of the Year were also acknowledged for qualifying for National Teacher...

Trustees approve naming of Minton as new elementary school principal

Trustees approve naming of  Minton as new elementary school principal

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Monday night’s  Coppell ISD Trustees meeting was filled with updates and proposals of expansion as well as recognition of exemplary figures in the district.   Ashley Minton was named principal of Canyon Ranch Elementary after a rigorous screening and interview process. Minton, a Baylor...

Board celebrates Red Ribbon Week, administrators for National Principals Month

Board celebrates Red Ribbon Week, administrators for National Principals Month

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

On Monday night’s board meeting, events such as the dual language program, early voting, Red Ribbon Week and National Principal’s Month were discussed   Coppell ISD Superintendent Brad Hunt opened with district highlights, focusing on the effects and meaning of Red Ribbon Week and the signifi...

Trustees honor Coppell Solar, discuss new CISD campuses

Trustees honor Coppell Solar, discuss new CISD campuses

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

August 29, 2018

After starting the evening with a brief discussion of district highlights -- the Superintendent’s contract extension, CHS9’s first days and more -- the Board of Trustees honored the Coppell Solar team Monday night in the Vonita White Administration Building.   Over the summer, students ...

Trustees discusses school safety in wake of tragedy at Santa Fe HS

Trustees discusses school safety in wake of tragedy at Santa Fe HS

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2018

Two Coppell parents, Bryan Black and John Valentine, came to the school board meeting on Monday to address school safety.   “My effort tonight is to say we need to work from the inside out, not talk about global issues like gun control - because that will never be fixed,” Valentine said...

Sidekick, KCBY media programs recognized at April Board meeting

Sidekick, KCBY media programs recognized at April Board meeting

Gracie Blackwell, Business Manager

April 24, 2018

The Sidekick and KCBY members were recognized for their high achievements in student journalism at last night’s board meeting.   The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees honored Coppell High School’s student media programs following their award wins from the JEA/NSPA Spring National High Sch...

Board meeting discusses new school year calendar, zoning decisions, EOC retesters

Board meeting discusses new school year calendar, zoning decisions, EOC retesters

Farah Merchant, Student Life Editor

January 23, 2018

Monday night’s Coppell ISD board meeting concluded with rezoning plans, new plans to assist EOC retesters and the district calendar for the 2018-19 school year. But what resonated with the audience was the appearance of 2014 CHS graduate and current San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Solomon...

Board meeting discusses future of Coppell schools

Board meeting discusses future of Coppell schools

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

After conducting a community poll and forming a naming committee, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees elected to table its decision for the naming of the district’s new ninth grade campus and middle school at Monday’s meeting at the Vonita White Administration Building.   Susie Kemp returns to the Board as she was sworn i...

Board meeting features outstanding student, bus grievances, holiday petition, budget

Board meeting features outstanding student, bus grievances, holiday petition, budget

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

August 30, 2017

Monday night’s school board meeting welcomed members of the CISD community to express their opinions, grievances and requests. The night highlighted why community input is a valuable part of CISD schools.   The meeting included speeches from parents, agreement upon the annual tax rate and...