CASSIE GREGORY | COURTESY PHOTO Coach Thaddeus Gordon with some of the COHS track team members who qualified for Regionals, including Troy Thortenberry who qualified for the upcoming UIL Track & Field State Meet in the Pole Vault event. Shown from left: Troy Fortenberry, Edward Brown, Dante Eldridge, Jared Curry, Curtis Parker, Stephen Torres, Coach Gordon and Carter Currie.
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COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Board of Trustees recognized students and staff for outstanding achievements at its regular monthly meeting on April 26
Band Director Trent Graves and the Coldspring-Oakhurst High School band were commended for earning a superior rating in Sightreading at the 2021 UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest.
Additionally, Track Coach Thaddeus Gordon introduced track members who qualified for UIL Regionals, including Troy Fortenberry, who qualified for the state meet. Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Vikki Curry also gave recognition to outstanding teachers who earned Distinguished Trojan awards.
CASSIE GREGORY | COURTESY PHOTO The Coldspring-Oakhurst High School band was given special recognition for earning a Superior (1) rating at the 2021 UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest on Monday, April 26.
In other business, the board:
•discussed a staffing and salary review presentation from the Texas Association of School Boards;
•approved a shared services agreement with Conroe ISD's Regional Day School Program for the Deaf for the 2021-22 school year;
•approved the 2021-22 school calendar;
•certified the 2021-22 Allotment and TEKS Certification;
•approved the purchase and installation of a greenhouse for Coldspring-Oakhurst High School;
•approved the 2021-22 CTE Programs of Study;
•approved repairs to the Coldspring-Oakhurst High School sanitary sewer system;
•approved a proposal for preparation and repainting of campus exteriors, interiors and entries;
•approved a student athletic insurance policy;
•approved an engagement letter for financial audit services for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31;
•discussed making mask/face covering requirements optional on district campuses and buildings; and
•authorized the school superintendent to hire a firm to conduct a safety and security audit of all district facilities.
The next regular meeting of the COCISD Board of Trustees is Monday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jones Educational Complex.