The Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District 2015 Bond missed being passed by one vote, according to preliminary election results which will not be made official until the COCISD Board of Trustees has canvassed the votes. The unofficial final margin was 339 votes for the bond, 340 votes against.
Passage of the bond would have made possible several upgrades and renovations to existing facilities, improved safety and security on all campuses, and construction of a new Career & Technology (CTE) addition to the high school.
The bond package was based on recommendations by a Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) formed to identify and prioritize the most urgent needs of the district. After nearly a year of research, facility assessments and meetings with school board trustees, faculty, staff and community members, the CAC presented a targeted list of priorities focused on safety and security, CTE expansion, and renovations and upgrades.