Special to the News-Times
COLDSPRING — The COCISD Board of Trustees celebrated excellence at its monthly meeting on Nov. 28.
James Street Elementary and Coldspring Intermediate Advanced Academics students displayed their first-semester anatomy projects for the public before the meeting and were congratulated by school board members with a handshake after the meeting began.
Also recognized was Coldspring-Oakhurst High School freshman Hayden Richards for her third-place win in the Junior FFA Creed Speaking contest at the very competitive Sam Houston District LDE competition in November.
After the student recognition, Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation Grants Committee Chairperson Cathy Loflin discussed the winners of this year’s COEF Fall Grants cycle. Out of the 13 applications received, eight were awarded by the COEF in the total amount of $21,102.02.
COEF directors presented the Board with a symbolic check in the amount of the grant awards.
Afterward, Asst. Superintendent of Business & Finance J.W. Kirkham conducted a public hearing to discuss the district’s FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System) rating.
In other business, the board:
•approved the Local Wellness Policy for 2022-23.
•approved the 2022 Certified Tax Roll.
•approved the purchase and installation of nursing equipment for the high school campus.
The next regular meeting of the COCISD Board of Trustees is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Jones Auditorium, 125 FM 1514 in Coldspring