By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Board of Trustees changed the meeting format in January, holding a closed session at its start to discuss the possibility of bond election in November.
Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton said that at the Jan. 22 meeting, there was no vote, but there was an affirmation that the board will study the matter to pursue a bond election in November.
Taulton said that in the interim, the board will investigate the matter.
At the December 2023 meeting, the trustees discussed the future of the district’s campuses, looking toward using buildings to provide space for a growing student population.
Taulton said that a facilities assessment committee recommended the Jones complex as a campus for students in grades 3-6, ultimately creating an intermediate school.
If a bond election is held and passed, the current intermediate school will become the elementary school following the renovation.
In a separate matter, the trustees approved an order of election for May for positions 1 and 2, currently held by William Baker and Alec McGowen, for May. Baker is running for re-election, and McGowen, who was appointed to fill an unexpired term, is running for a first elected term.