Facilities Assessment Committee (FAC)

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  • Meeting Dates

    September 2023 - James Street Elementary Walkthrough

    October 2023 - Coldspring Intermediate Walkthrough

    October 19, 2023 - Jones Educational Complex Walkthrough and Assessment of Financial Position

    November 7, 2023 - Lincoln Junior High & High School Walkthrough and Assessment, Ideas, and Planning

    November 14, 2023 - Discussion to narrow focus and scope of work and task Architect (MG&A - Pro Bono) to provide cost estimates

    November 21, 2023 - Jones Educational Complex Walkthrough with Architect to define preliminary scope for Estimate.

    November 27, 2023 - Share with the Board the FAC Assessments and tentative plan of action.

    December 11, 2023 - Discussion about cost with Architect, Narrow Scope for Recommendation, and Nomination of Committee Spokesperson, Ashney Shelly 

    December 18, 2023 - Formal Facility Recommendation made to the Board of Trustees


  • FAC Recommendation

    At the Facility Assessment Committee (FAC) meeting, held December 11, 2023 in the high school foyer, the Committee was presented cost estimates by McKinley-Golden Associates to complete work at Jones and renovation at other campuses around the COCISD.

    FAC Members elected Ashney Shelly as the Committee Chair and Jeremy Coker was elected as the Committee Vice-Chair.

    The Facility Assessment Committee recommends that the district (1) reconstruct the facilities at Jones Educational Complex and (2) make needed improvements at other campuses pertaining to instruction and operations (no funds allocated for secondary athletic facilities).

    This would consist of the following changes:

    • Elementary PK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd would move to the current Intermediate

    • Intermediate (3rd, 4th, 5th, possibly 6th) would move to Jones Educational Complex

    • Consolidate Maintenance, Technology, Food Service, and DAEP at the back of the elementary (west end) and use the auxiliary gym as the warehouse