By Rebecca LaFlure

Killeen Daily Herald

COPPERAS COVE –?In light of School Board Recognition Month, Copperas Cove Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Rose Cameron outlined her top priorities for the coming year at a board meeting Tuesday, including ensuring that Impact Aid legislation is reauthorized by Congress.

Impact Aid is a federal program administered by the Department of Education that gives money to school districts that lose property tax revenues due to the presence of large federal bodies in the area, such as military bases.

The money is used by local schools to hire teachers, purchase school supplies, and pay for other school district needs.

As a part of the No Child Left Behind Act, Cameron said Impact Aid is currently "in limbo" until it is reauthorized.

"It's very concerning to us, and we want to see that legislation reauthorized," Cameron said. "We want to make sure it's funded appropriately."

Other priorities Cameron discussed were to continue giving teachers the resources necessary to be effective in the classroom and maintaining high school programs that prepare students for college.

Cameron said in the long term, CCISD will have to focus on what facilities are needed to accommodate the school district's continued growth.

Contact Rebecca LaFlure at rlaflure@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7555.

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