The Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees heard reports about the district’s performance and paid honor to retirees and educators of the year at their regular meeting Tuesday.

Information from the Texas Academic Performance Report shared by Katie Ryan, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and Larue Conner, director of assessment and accountability, indicated the district is at the top of its game when it comes to community and parent engagement.

“This means that our parents are deeply interested and involved in their child’s education,” Ryan said.

In the parental engagement category, the district received an “Exemplary” rating district-wide, which is the highest awarded by the state. Nine campuses were “Exemplary” and two were “Recognized.”

Overall, the district received a “Recognized” rating, according to the report.

This rating takes into consideration results from a myriad of performance criteria such as the level of technology used in the classroom, educational programs available for gifted and talented students, dropout rate and many more.

Copperas Cove High School was the only campus that received the “Exemplary” rating.

Superintendent Joe Burns said he is thankful for the dedication and hard work of teachers and support staff who make a daily contribution to the improvements in all the areas mentioned in the report.

Other business

Trustees said goodbye to 19 retiring employees who have contributed a total of 676 years of service to students. Also honored were educators of the year at the district-level and at each campus.

Burns presented certificates of appreciation to the Killeen Daily Herald, Fort Hood Herald, Copperas Cove Herald and Copperas Cove Leader Press.

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