COCISD school board prioritizes bond projects

By Cassie Gregory

The Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to prioritize a list of proposed bond projects. The list was developed as a result of community, faculty and staff input, facilities inspections, curriculum studies, and district-wide surveys.

After hours of deliberation, the Board approved the project priorities with a few modifications that will be finalized for publication shortly.
The vote was unanimous, with the exception of COCISD Board Secretary Dale Richards, who abstained. Richards had been the lone vote against calling for a bond election when the Board approved it in July.

“I think it has not been long enough since the last bond went down,” stated Richards at the time. “I think there needs to be a longer amount of time in between, and I don’t believe that the taxpayers are ready for a (tax increase).”

After the prioritized list is finalized, the Bond projects, estimated costs, and additional information will be included in a PowerPoint program that will be presented at speaking engagements throughout the district. Information will also be posted on the district website. To schedule the presentation for your church, community organization or civic club, please call 936-653-1114.