LAMPASAS — Lampasas Independent School district board members Tuesday approved the use of the new TEKS Resource system in place of the controversial CSCOPE curriculum in classrooms throughout the district.
According to a statement issued by officials with the Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative in August, the controversial CSCOPE curriculum merely changed names to the TEKS Resource System on Aug. 30, and minor revisions were implemented in hopes the new name would better reflect educational initiatives in Texas.
Last month, Lampasas ISD held a public hearing from the curriculum department to provide an overview of the changes and answer questions from the community.
“For the last several years, Lampasas has been using CSCOPE as the curriculum management system, and CSCOPE has changed names to the TEKS Resource System. It is our desire to continue using this as our curriculum management system,” Superintendent Randy Hoyer told the board.
In other business, school board members nominated candidates to the Lampasas Central Appraisal District (LCAD) board of directors. Without discussion, trustees nominated the following board members currently serving on the LCAD board who expressed an interest in running for re-election. They are: David Hamilton, chairman; Mike Kriegel, vice chairman; Robert Wright, secretary; Tom Casbeer and Paul Wilborn.
The board also made progress toward fixing the defunct HVAC system at Hanna Springs Elementary.
Based on a recommendation by district officials, the board awarded the procurement of design, construction and architectural/engineering services to O’Connell Robertson.
The school district is hoping the initial assessment study performed by the firm at Hanna Springs will help save the district money in what is expected to be a project with costs exceeding $1 million.
Lampasas ISD Chief Financial Officer Shane Jones presented an overview and timeline of completion for the project.
“The fact that they’ve done this assessment, it gets them down the road a good ways toward completing this post-renovation project and saves us a little bit on fees because they’ve already done some of the things they would have to do to facilitate this project.”
Jones said bids for equipment procurement could come before the board in the spring of next year with the beginning and end of the work to take place next summer. District officials are estimating a completion date of Aug. 11.