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Cooper ISD Rates Superior

Jan 5, 2018

In a recent meeting of the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees it was announced the District received a “perfect score” for the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).

Board President Thomas Darden gave credit to the CISD business office for the success.

“It was a perfect score,” said CISD Board President Thomas Darden. “We are doing a good job.”

Amber Norris reviewed and discussed the District’s annual performance report noting that most of the requirements will still be changing. The data is still from two years ago. Cooper ISD is currently offering 38 college credit hours.

“This is amazing for a school our size,” said Instructional Specialist Amber Norris, on the college credit hours. She also said they are gathering input for the upcoming school year calendar. The one being considered most by the committee is similar to this current year’s calendar. She said a main determining factor will be the minutes required for calculation and will likely need to apply for a waiver from the Texas Education Agency for staff development days. They will not be able to reapply for the process until the Spring. However this must be in place before the Board can approve it.

The 2016-17 financial audit with no findings was accepted 5-0.

The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees will meet again on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.