On Monday, July 24, 2017, the COCISD Board of Trustees voted 6 to 1 to call for a bond election to be placed on the November ballot. The total bond package of $19,800,000 is on the ballot in two proposals: Proposition A in the amount of $18,510,000 for construction purposes, and Proposition B in the amount of $1,290,000 to relieve the M&O side of the budget for daily operating expenses, including employees salaries.
The bond election was called to update and improve facilities, to replace portable buildings with solid classrooms, to modernize science labs, to add a single-point entrance to the high school and a CTE addition that will allow for Career and Technical Education courses that provide industry certifications. It will also add a bus loop at the elementary school to relieve traffic for parents of car riders, and a new playground.
For a complete list of projects and estimated costs, see Bond Projects.