Copperas Cove ISD board to hold hearing on financial rating
By BRITTANY FHOLER
The Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees will be holding a public hearing Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for the district’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas rating prior to their regular meeting.
CCISD earned a “Superior” rating for the 2020-2021 school year, and the public hearing will go over the district’s rating on each indicator. According to a staff report attached to the agenda for the meeting, the district received a score of 98 out of 100 possible points.
The score, compiled by the Financial Rating Integrity System of Texas, indicates the financial health of the district based on data from the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
The board will meet in the board room at the District Training Center located at 408 S. Main St. Public comment will be allowed during the public hearing and during the public forum portion of the regular meeting.
At 6:45 p.m., the board’s regular meeting will begin, where board members Inez Faison and Ann Davis will be sworn in for their new terms and then the board will decide on board of trustee officers.
Recognitions will include a check presentation for the Teacher Innovation Grants, totaling $29,950.04, from the Copperas Cove Education Foundation followed by a Veterans Day performance by the Martin Walker Elementary Choir and the presentation of United Way campaign awards to CCISD campuses.
The board will consider the consent agenda which includes the purchase of a replacement diesel engine for Bus #49 for $45,504.53
The board will also consider and take action on a contract with O’Connell Robertson for HVAC renovations at Copperas Cove High School, Miss Jewell Elementary School, Copperas Cove Junior High School, Walker Elementary School, Child Nutrition Services, Support Services and Bulldawg Stadium, for $210,700 plus reimbursable expenses, to come from budgeted funds.
The board will also consider and take action on a Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) as the procurement method for the HVAC replacement at Copperas Cove High School, Copperas Cove Junior High School, Martin Walker Elementary School, Miss Jewell Elementary School, Child Nutrition Services and Bulldawg Stadium and authorize the superintendent to negotiate the contract. The expected cost of the project is $2,450,000. Advertising for the project will begin in December, with a contract to be brought to the board for approval at the January board meeting.
The board will consider and take action on CCISD’s participation in purchasing cooperatives for the 2021-2022 school year. The list of purchasing co-ops includes: BuyBoard, Central Texas Purchasing Alliance, Choice Partners, Omnia Partners, Public Sector, Premier, Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities – PACE, Region 10 Multi-Region Purchasing Cooperative, Region 8 – TIPS, Sourcewell, Texas Department of Information Resources – DIR and Texas Smart Buy.
The board will consider and take action on a resolution for the election of candidates for the Board of Directors for the Coryell Central Appraisal District for the 2022-2023 term of office.
The appraisal district allocates a total of 5,000 votes, divided among the different taxing entities based upon their respective share of the total tax levy in Coryell County. CCISD is the largest taxing entity and is entitled to cast 1,331 votes for a candidate or candidates of their choosing. In order to be guaranteed elected to the board, a candidate must received 834 votes. CCISD is proposing to cast 834 votes for board member Inez Faison and cast the remaining 487 votes cast for City Councilmember Jay Manning.