EDUCATION

Copperas Cove and Lampasas school districts will hold board meetings this week.

Lampasas will hold a regular school board meeting at 6 p.m. today in the administration building, 207 W. Eighth St. The board is expected to consider a pair of roof repair projects and consult with the district’s attorney over a petition for detachment and annexation.

Board members will also hear about a reading program for first- to third-grade students organized by Texas A&M University-Central Texas during June.

Students from Taylor Creek Elementary School engaged in a free, half-day reading camp, all initiated, staffed, and supplied by the Texas A&M-Central Texas library and a small committee of faculty, students, alumni and volunteers.

Bessie Miller, the circulation coordinator, created the Summer Enrichment Program for Lampasas ISD.

Taylor Creek Elementary School Principal Renee Cummings applauded the joint effort and those involved, acknowledging the importance of the new relationship between the school and university.

“I was both excited and thankful,” she said. “And I am certain the students of Taylor Creek Elementary will prosper from this amazing opportunity.”

University Library Director Brigit McCafferty beams with pride when she is asked about the program, and the staff, faculty, students, alumni and volunteers who made it happen.

“We understand the importance of literacy and being of service to the communities in our region, so we find a way to make it happen,” she said. “We are using reading materials from a previous grant, contributing staff time, and the district pays for transportation. It’s been a team effort, and everyone has made a contribution. It’s something we are happy to be able to do.”

Copperas Cove

In Copperas Cove, board members will consider the purchase of 180 student laptops for a budgeted amount of $107,017. The board will also look at contractual acquisition costs and incidental cost for transfer of water rights at New Transportation Facility from Kempner Water Supply Corporation to the City of Copperas Cove. The budgeted amount is $25,000.

Board members also are expected to approve the notice for election for Nov. 7; nominate one to five people for the Coryell Central Districts Appraisal board of directors; nominate one person to be appointed to the Bell County Appraisal District board of directors; receive an update on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness testing; and listen to annual reports on the gifted/talented program, advanced placement/dual credit programs, and career and technology programs.

The Cove board will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building board room, 703 W. Avenue D.

jsteers@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7464

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