Our School Board


  • Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Each member is elected to an at-large position for three years in a non-partisan election. An election is held each year for either two or three positions. Board members, like the administrative staff and teachers, are here to serve you to the best of their ability.

    The Board of Trustees conducts all business in open meetings. Matters relating to personnel, student conduct, school security, pending litigation, and land acquisitions may be discussed privately. However, the final vote is taken in the open meeting. This procedure is in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas concerning school board meetings.

    The COCISD Board of Trustees holds regular meetings at the Coldspring-Oakhurst High School Main Foyer (14100 TX-150, Coldspring, TX, 77331) on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Changes will be posted as they become available. To view the current agenda, click HERE.

Paul Buchanan

Phone: 936-653-1114

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Paul Buchanan

Board President

Trustee Position #6

Term expires in May of 2026

Phone: 936-653-1114

Email:

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William B. Baker

Board Vice-President

Trustee Position #1

Term expires in May of 2024

Phone: 936-653-1114

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dale Richards

Board Secretary

Trustee Position #5

Term expires May 2026

Phone: 936-653-1114

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Berlin Bradford

Trustee Position #4

Term expires in May of 2025

Phone: 936-653-1114

Email:

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Tony Sewell

Trustee Position #3

Term expires in May of 2025

Phone: 936-653-1114

Email:

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Alec McGowen

Trustee Position #2

Term expires May 2024

Phone: 936-653-1114

Email:

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MJ Coker

Trustee Position #7

Term expires May 2026

2023-24 Board Meeting Schedule*

  • Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted:

    • August 28, 2023
    • September 25, 2023
    • October 23, 2023
    • November 27, 2023
    • December 18, 2023
    • January 22, 2024
    • February 26, 2024
    • March 25, 2024
    • April 22, 2024
    • May 27, 2024
    • June 24, 2024
    • July 22, 2024

    *Special meetings may be called when necessary. A written notice of regular and special meetings will be posted on the district website and the administration building at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting time. The written notice will show the date, time, place, and subjects of each meeting. In emergencies, a meeting may be held with a one-hour notice.