COPPERAS COVE — A nonprofit education organization donated thousands of dollars in grant money to the Copperas Cove Independent School District on Tuesday night.

The Copperas Cove Education Foundation presented a check for just more than $34,346 to the district’s board of trustees during the board’s regular monthly meeting.

Superintendent Joseph Burns said the donation was one of the largest made to the district from the foundation.

The money will be used to fund 15 grants, which will be awarded to Cove educators to use for learning enhancement programs, curriculum and technology in Cove schools.

The educators themselves write the grants, which are evaluated and awarded by the foundation each year.

While the exact day of the announcement is a surprise, the district said it plans to announce this year’s grants later this month.

Tuesday also marked the first meeting of the trustees since the Nov. 5 elections.

This year, board members Joan Manning, Mike Wilburn and Doug Cook were all re-elected to their seats in uncontested races.

The three board members were sworn in after an official canvass of the votes at a special Nov. 18 board meeting.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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