CCISD to hold ribbon cutting, board meeting
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove Independent School District will hold a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. today followed by an open house for its newly completed renovation of the former site of National United Bank, at 408 S. Main St.
The facility has been transformed into the district’s service and training center, which houses the district’s administration, along with special education and student services.
Following the open house, at 6:30 p.m. the CCISD board of trustees will have its first regular monthly meeting in its new board room, at the service and training center.
On the agenda for approval by the board are several purchases that are more than $25,000, which must have board approval. These include a contract for Special Education Physical Therapy Services, in the amount of $70,000 from budgeted funds; the purchase of two Combi-Ovens for Fairview/Miss Jewell and Martin Walker campuses totaling $43,143.51, an excess fund balance purchase; Edgenuity for $58,650, coming from budgeted funds; Imagine Learning, budgeted funds of $7,625.85 and Title III Funds of $30,000; as well as landscape and irrigation installation for the new service and training center for $55,565 in budgeted funds.
An upcoming renovation at Fairview/Jewell Elementary School is on the agenda this evening, where it concerns a contract with O’Connell Robertson as the architectural firm, along with approving the competitive sealed proposal as the method for getting bid proposals on the project and authorizing superintendent Joe Burns to negotiate contracts.
The district will also be presenting its top recommendation as the new principal for Clements/Parsons Elementary School this evening, if it has not made a recommendation during Monday’s noon workshop.
Several contracts and agreements for the 2018-2019 school year are up for approval this evening, to include adjunct faculty agreements for county extension agents, the 2018-2019 Region 12 Education Service Center contract, dual-credit agreements with Central Texas College, and an agreement with the City of Copperas Cove for police services at Copperas Cove High School.