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050621 cocisd 003CASSIE 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.

Special to the News-Times

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.

050621 cocisd 002CASSIE 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.

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