Cumby Independent School District have been looking at way to fund facilities improvements. One option being considered is a bond election, which would provide funding for additional renovations to better address safety and security at the elementary campus, specifically moving classrooms out of the portable buildings.
Cumby ISD trustees are considering calling for a bond election to update facilities, but would still like additional community input regarding the matter. Thus, the CISD school board and Facilities Committee are hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the high school library to discuss the possible bond election. Community members are asked to voice their input and concerns for facilities improvements and a potential bond election, and help prioritize needs during this meeting.
“Nothing is final. This will be a community-wide meeting. We invite everyone to attend, ask questions and discuss fundamentals,” said Cumby ISD Superintendent Shelly Slaughter.
In order to get a bond election on the Nov. 5 election ballot, the official order calling for an election would have to be approved by Aug. 19. The school board likely will be asked to consider calling for a bond election at their next meeting on Aug. 15.
Filing for the fall school board election continues through Aug. 19. Applications are currently available and can be returned from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday through, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 in Cumby ISD Central Administration Builiding, 303 Sayle St. in Cumby.
All three seats to be determined in the election are full three-year seats on the school board. Currently, Jason Hudson, Tony Aguilar and Jody Jarvis are serving in those positions.