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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.

Board getting down to business

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor May 21, 2024

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...

Coppell ISD trustee Leigh Walker, Jobby Mathew and Anthony Hill vote on the implementation of a panic button in classrooms on Monday in the Vonita White Administration Building. The board awarded various CISD employees with the Great Employees Matter Award, discussed the progress of students and teachers with curriculum directors and voted on various matters such as the introduction of panic buttons in classrooms.

Board celebrates accomplishments over 2023-24 school year

Elizabeth De Santiago, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

On April 22, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously 7-0 to introduce a panic button for teachers in the classroom. Director of technology Dwight Goodwin introduced a solution following...

School board members Jobby Mathew, Anthony Hill, and David Caviness vote in favor of the renovation of Valley Ranch Elementary School on Tuesday in the Vonita White Administration Building. The school board addressed the economic plan for the 2024-25 school year, including renovations for Valley Ranch Elementary School, the boardroom, the tennis center, and more.

Board approves plan for building new high school fine arts center

Katie Park, Staff writer March 27, 2024

On Tuesday, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed Coppell’s budget for the 2024-25 school year as well as their new infrastructure plans in building the Coppell High School Fine Arts Center and renovating...

Coppell ISD recognized campus teachers of the year and new zoning of elementary schools in a school board meeting at the Vonita White Administration building on Monday.

Board discusses elementary zoning in Cypress Waters

Niharika Tallapaka, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

On Monday, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed how zoning and transferring students in elementary schools would affect students, parents and school capacities near Cypress Waters.  Coppell...

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discusses district updates at its meeting Monday in the Vonita White Administration Building. The board celebrated school board month, recognized student leaders, talked about updates regarding intervention services and progress on several projects, and voted on the new calendars for the upcoming two school years.

Board finalizes calendar for upcoming school year

Nrithya Mahesh, Staff Designer January 23, 2024

On Monday, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic calendars. The proposed calendar was earlier promoted as Calendar Option A in a district-wide vote sent to...

Coppell ISD director of Career and Technical Education Josh Howard discusses new CTE certifications in a school board meeting at the Vonita White Administration building on Monday. The board announced Dwight Goodwin as the new executive director of technology of CISD, and reviewed changes to the CTE program.

School Board introduces new technology director, discusses new CTE course

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

On Monday, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees announced former history teacher and tennis coach Dwight Goodwin as the new executive director of technology.  “Mr. Goodwin just rose to the top with...

Coppell ISD Board trustee Leigh Walker discusses district updates at a meeting Monday in the Vonita White Administration Building. The board talked about future plans on campus modernizations, mental health programs, and district funding.

Board implements new restorative practices, outlines future renovation plans

Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

On Monday, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees looked through some new restorative practices: the Positive Behavioral Interventions (PBIS) and the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and also outlined...

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees vice president Anthony Hill and board president David Caviness listen closely to district updates in a school board meeting on Monday in the Vonita White Administration Building. The board approved the purchase of new buses and building renovations during this meeting in an effort to increase district efficiency.

School board approves plans for bus improvements, campus renovations, maintenance

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

On Monday, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved the continuation of campus improvements for district buildings to make them into standardized, high-quality environments for both staff and students to...

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees congratulates Cottonwood Creek Elementary School Principal Dr. Andra Penny for receiving the Sandi Borden Tribute to Texas Children Award, given by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TESPA). The CISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday discussed the campus improvement plans, affecting the current 2023-24 school year.

Board outlines transitions after approving campus improvement plans

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

In a pivotal school board meeting held on Monday, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved campus improvement plans promising to shape the future of education in the district. With a focus...

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2023-24 fiscal year budget and tax rate for the district on Monday’s meeting.

Board adopts upcoming fiscal year’s proposed district budget

Sahasra Chakilam, News Editor August 30, 2023

After numerous public hearings since November 2022 regarding the upcoming fiscal year’s budget and proposed tax rate, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees consent to adopting the proposed 2023-24 fiscal year...

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees presented Pinkerton Elementary School PE teacher Colleen Michaelis with a Spring 2023 GEM Award on Monday at the Vonita White Administration Building. GEM recipients are nominated by peers and recognized by the Board semi-annually.

11 GEM recipients recognized at Board meeting

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor April 25, 2023

Ten Coppell ISD employees, including Pinkerton Elementary School PE teacher Colleen Michaelis, were awarded a Spring 2023 GEM (Great Employees Matter) Award on Monday night at the Board of Trustees...

Coppell ISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Dr. Angie Brooks talks about the continued partnership with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) during the discussion of counseling support updates. The CISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday discussed cybersecurity as well as counselor training and policy updates. Photo by Sahasra Chakilam

Board covers new technology updates, counseling and support and safety updates

Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

One Monday, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees covered staff reports, one of them being counseling and support, by assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Dr. Angie Brooks and coordinator of...

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