Construction on the exterior of the former National Bank of Central Texas building may not be all that evident, but inside, major changes are underway.

A few of the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees were given a tour of the district’s new administration building by Superintendent Joe Burns on Jan. 26.

Burns led the group through the first floor, where it is already possible to distinguish corridors from offices with steel studs in place.

He described which administrative employees would occupy which space and where storage rooms would be. Up the newly poured staircase, even more work has been done on the second floor. Drywall has been installed in some areas of what will be called “Instructional Services.”

Insulation has been secured, to ensure offices have sufficient privacy.

Outside the building, Burns explained how the district will use xeriscaping around the perimeter, to save on how much water must be used to maintain the plants.

Where the bank’s former drive-thru lanes were, the new board chamber is coming together. It is larger than the space at the present administration building, Burns said, and will feature a large screen television behind the board members’ curved desk, so those in attendance can see agenda items and presentations.

The board members will also have a smaller screen they can see from where they will be sitting.

“It’s going to be nice when it’s done,” Burns said.

Board members Harry L. Byrd, Jim Copeland and Inez Faison, who were on the tour, seemed to agree.

The administration building is scheduled to open June 12.

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