The Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees was honored during the regular meeting Tuesday as part of National School Board Recognition Month.

Coryell County Commissioner Raymond Ashby and Mayor Frank Seffrood presented board members with proclamations honoring their work on behalf of the district.

Students from the Texas Association of Future Educators, Mae Stevens Early Learning Academy, Hettie Halstead Elementary and Copperas Cove Junior High School presented board members with handmade gifts, leadership survival kits, flowers and encouraging words.

Also during the meeting, certificates were presented to CCISD retirees for their years of dedicated service. Elizabeth Fecher spent 21 years with CCISD transportation, Marlene Shirley worked for 22 years as bus aide and Arlene Wyatt was honored for 15 years as a CCISD crossing guard.

The board approved the Classroom of Tomorrow technology platform. The program will include computers for teachers, the replacement of existing staff computer labs and re-purposing of old staff devices to replace the oldest student computer labs.

Current devices will be replaced with 120 desktop computers and 30 laptops.

Fiscal impact: $ 98,752.50 from budgeted funds. Budgeted funds will cover about $99,000 cost.

The board approved a request for 480 web-based devices for the purpose of facilitating districtwide assessments that will be delivered, online, through Schoology’s Assessment Management Platform (AMP).

The devices, which will cost over $115,000, will simplify the assessment process, allowing answers to be submitted with the touch of a button.

The board voted to approve the hiring of six new teachers, a board certified behavior analyst and a school counselor.

Out -of-state travel was approved for the School Nutrition Association 46th Legislative Action Conference on March 3-7 in Washington, D.C. The cost of about $2,600 will be reimbursed to the district.

A request was approved for travel to the Schoology NEXT Conference in San Diego on July 15-18.

Participants will attend breakout sessions on Schoology basic, intermediate, and in-depth workshops focused on more advanced Schoology features. That travel will cost about $8,000.

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