In October 2005 the Board of Trustees asked for the formation of a group of community and CISD staff members charged with the task of:
Evaluating our current situation at Coppell High School and project future possibilities
Forming subcommittees and address specific alternatives
Developing a recommendation to the Board of Trustees
The Grade Alignment Committee met throughout the spring of 2006 in which members researched options and solicited information from other community members. A summary of their work was presented at a Board meeting in May 2006. The Grade Alignment committee's supported two solutions: A 9th Grade Center and an Academy/Magnet school. In September 2006, the Board reconvened the discussion about overcrowding at CHS. In an October Board meeting, they heard pros/cons about the academic impact of both options. After that report was made, the Board asked for more information about the Academy/Magnet concept and how other districts were implementing this choice for students. Another presentation was made in November.
After discussion, the Board of Trustees asked for an action item regarding moving forward with an Academy/Magnet school to be place on the November 27, 2006 agenda.
November 27, 2006, Board Meeting: The Board will take action on moving forward with an Academy/Magnet school.
November 6, 2006, Board meeting: Information about various academy/magnet models were presented. The Board asked that an action item about moving forward with an Academy/magnet school be put on the November 27 Board meeting agenda. (attach powerpoint)
October 16, 2006, Board meeting: A presentation on the pros/cons of a 9 th Grade Center and an Academy/Magnet were presented. The Board asked for more information on the Academy concept.
September 18, 2006, Board meeting: The Board discussed the recommendations from the Grade Alignment Committee and asked Dr. Turner to have staff report further on the academic impact of the 9 th Grade Center and the Academy/Magnet concept.
May 18, 2006, Board meeting: Jimmy Perdue (GAC Chairman) presented the research that the Grade Alignment Committee had gathered thus far on short term options, options for consideration in the next 2-5 years including an Academy model, Junior High Concept, and 9 th Grade Center, and options to be implemented within 5-7 years.
May 16, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: Jimmy Perdue presented the final presentation that would be given to the Board.
May 10, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: The three committees provided their individual powerpoint slides for the Board presentation.
April 23, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: The committee talked about goals for the short-term solution. The goal was to pull 400-500 students off the CHS campus.
March 29, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: The short-term solution committee reported on their findings.
February 16, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: Each of the seven sub-committees made a report on the research they had gathered. After all the presentations, the committee discussed viable options that needed more research/discussion and options that could be eliminated. The seven subcommittees were then consolidated into three committees to further research on short-term solutions, 9 th Grade Center, and Academy.
January 23, 2006, Board meeting: Mr. Ratliff reported on the Grade Alignment Committee, which had met twice. The sub-committees were researching other programs in other districts. One group was looking into short-term solutions for next year.
January 19, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: Subcommittees gave update reports
January 10, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: The 47 member committee, consisting of community members and CISD staff, held their initial meeting. The committee's task was to ...
Evaluate our current situation and project future possibilities
Form subcommittees and address specific alternatives
Develop a Recommendation to the Board of Trustees
December 8, 2006, Grade Alignment Committee meeting: Initial Grade Alignment Committee was cancelled due to bad weather.
October 24, 2005, Board meeting: Cindy Warner asked for volunteers to serve on various committees including the Grade Alignment Committee.