EDUCATION

COPPERAS COVE — Coryell County Commissioner Raymond Ashby and Copperas Cove Mayor Frank Seffrood presented board members with proclamations during the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening.

Students from 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 in honor of National School Board Recognition Month.

Certificates were presented to retirees for their dedicated service to the district. Elizabeth Fecher was recognized for 21 years of service with CCISD transportation. Marlene Shirley was hailed for 22 years as a bus aide, and Arlene Wyatt 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. Budgeted funds will cover the approximately $99,000 cost.

The board also approved a request for 480 web-based devices for the purpose of facilitating district-wide assessments that will be delivered online through Schoology’s Assessment Management Platform. The devices, which will cost over $115,000, will simplify the assessment process, allowing answers to be submitted with the touch of a button, officials said.

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