By Holly Wise

The Cove Herald

Parents who need to utilize an after-school program now have another option.

The Copperas Cove Independent School District unanimously approved the presence of the Clements Boys & Girls Club Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood after-school programs at both of the district's junior high schools.

The program will start Jan. 3. Parents can begin registering their children immediately.

"They're another resource we can use," said Communities in School Copperas Cove Junior High Site Director Stacy Bradley. "They're just going to add to the school."

The school board recognized members of the Copperas Cove High School DECA group who spearheaded a food drive at the high school that gathered 3,028 pounds of food during the Food for Families Food Drive.

"I've been stopped at church, I've been stopped at Walmart," CCISD Superintendent Rose Cameron told the students. "People are talking about it all over; you guys are being talked about."

Also recognized were district retirees Donna Wheeless, Jon and Judy Brown and Art Sherrouse.

The board unanimously approved a "very clean audit report" by the external auditing firm of Lott, Vernon, and Co. LLC.

The board unanimously committed an additional $1 million from the district's fund balance to future facilities, bringing the total to $2.5 million.

CCISD Superintendent Rose Cameron informed the board that designated-fund balance monies can be reassigned anytime.

On Cameron's recommendation, the board agreed to designate Bulldawg Stadium as a place for mass immunization if the need arose. The district was approached by the State Health Services, Health Service Region 7, to form a partnership to administer mass immunization or medication if necessary.

According to documentation provided by the district, the House Creek Elementary principal position was posted Dec. 2 and will remain open until Jan. 3. Interviews are scheduled to take place Jan. 10-14.

Contact Holly Wise at or (254) 501-7474.

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