Written by Phil Cerroni
Coppell ISD’s student enrollment officially exceeded 11,000 for the first time in the district’s history. As of Jan. 15, according to Sid Grant, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Support Services, CISD’s enrollment was officially reported as 11,044. That number reflects 418 more students than were enrolled on the last day of the 2011-12 school year and a net of 77 additional students since the end of September 2012.
According to Grant, the district’s enrollment growth during the past few years has been steady. Four factors identified as contributors to the student increases in CISD include 1) a downturn in the economy resulting in combined households, 2) the decreased job market, 3) a “land-grab” in Coppell for the development of small residential communities, and 4) continued development and growth in the southern sector of the district (where available land exists).
The CISD Board of Trustees will continue to hold Special Meetings as they study the committee’s recommendations. On Feb. 25, the Board will consider calling a May 11 Bond election during their Regular Monthly Meeting.
Source: Coppell ISD