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CISD Board adopts final district border realignment plan

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees President Tracy Fisher and Superintendent Brad Hunt discuss activities in Coppell ISD elementary and middle schools at the monthly CISD Board Meeting on Monday. The Board voted to adopt plans A3 and B3 by a 6-1 vote.

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

Coppell ISD associate superintendent Sid Grant addresses the Board of Trustees on the boundary realignment updates during the CISD Board Meeting on Monday. After months of working with demographers to properly delineate between campuses, several concerns are still apparent from parents in the Irving area.

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

Superintendents discuss the approval of the new principal for Canyon Ranch Elementary, Ashley Minton, at the CISD Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 17 in the Vonita White Building. At the regular meeting on the fourth Monday of the month, the CISD Board discusses new ideas including new zoning boundaries.

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

Coppell ISD Superintendent Brad Hunt discusses district highlights on Monday at Vonita White Administration Building. The regular Coppell board meetings are held every fourth Monday.

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

Coppell High School Solar team smiles after getting recognized at the CISD board meeting on Monday in the Vonita White Administration Building. The Solar team participated in 2018 National Solar Car Challenge, and Coppell seized second place in the electric car division.

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

Coppell ISD director of student and staff services Dr. Shane Conklin discusses safety and security at Coppell ISD schools at the board meeting on Monday. Earlier in the meeting Coppell citizens Bryan Black and John Valentine spoke about the importance of school safety in the wake of the school shooting on May 18.

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

The Board of Trustees honor KCBY at the Board Meeting last night. KCBY won the National Broadcast Excellence Award for Best Weekly News Show in the nation by Student Television Network and placed first in Best of Show Broadcast Program at the JEA/NSPA Spring High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco from April 12-14.

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

Coppell ISD honors teachers of the year from all secondary schools in the district in light of the January recognition month, Monday night in the Vonita White Administration Building. The district recognizes these teachers for their excellence in the teaching that they exhibit in school every day as they strive to improve their students knowledge and learning.

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

CISD School Board Superintendent Brad Hunt and President Tracey Fisher listen to speakers give their presentations. The Board of Trustees of Coppell Independent School District meeting was held Oct. 23rd to discuss matters of the district.

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

Coppell High School  junior Bhoomika Kumar was recognized for being awarded the Emperor Science Award earlier this year. The Emperor Science Award is sponsored by Stand-up to Cancer and PBS learning community.

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...

New band uniforms, bus purchases approved at May Board meeting

Coppell High School junior Aditya Bhavikati models the new band uniforms approved during the CISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday night. The Board also approved the purchase of three new buses during the meeting.

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2017

Coppell High School junior Aditya Bhavikati stood before the CISD Board of Trustees Monday night, donning a white, red and black uniform and a trumpet in his hand. The Board would approve this band uniform as well as the purchase of three new buses from Durham School Services. Following a purchas...

New leadership coming for CGA Creative Writing Competition

Coppell High School Track Coach Nicholas Benton’s Academic All-State qualifiers were recognized at Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting. Boys track All-State qualifier Evan Harr introduces himself to the packed room in the Vonita White Administration Building.

Hannah Tucker, Staff Photographer

April 26, 2017

  Monday evening, the open forum portion of April’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting featured speakers describing an elementary school situation, Creative Writing Competition leadership switch and a Coppell bus driver’s concern. The open forum portion of the meeting began with Gra...