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Cumby ISD To Hold Board, Community Meeting To Discuss Potential 2021 Bond Election

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Cumby ISD Board of Trustees have a full morning ahead Saturday, with a school board meeting at 7:30 a.m. and a Cumby ISD Community Meeting at 8:30 a.m., followed by a board training session. The morning meetings will be available for virtual streaming and may also be accessed by phone.

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“Everyone has the option of face to face, Zoom, or YouTube Live. The meeting will be recorded and downloaded on our website for those who are unable to attend,” Cumby ISD Superintendent Shelly Slaughter said Friday morning.

During the 7:30 a.m. Jan. 30 board meeting, the school trustees will “take care of some items that are needed,” according to the superintendent. The school board will be asked to consider approving an order allowing them to call for a bond election for school improvements, as well as other action needed with the calling of an election, including posting of notices pertaining to a bond election. They also will consider two firms for legal services related to a bond election if one is called for May, according to an agenda posted for the day’s sessions.

The Cumby ISD Community Meeting is scheduled to follow in Cumby Elementary School cafeteria (or streamed) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 30.

All community members and stakeholders are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. Topics to be discussed include Cumby ISD Master Planning and a roundtable discussion for a possible May 2021 bond election.

“The Cumby ISD Community Meeting is for an overview of where we are as a district with our Student Outcome Goals and Collegiate Edu-Nation Initiatives as well as a discussion of a possible May bond election and future planning,” Slaughter noted.

This would be the second time the board has called for a bond election for facilities improvements. Cumby ISD voters were asked during the Nov. 5, 2019 election to consider approving a school bond. In the early ballots, 60 percent of voters were in favor of the bond for school improvements and 40 percent voted against it. However, once Election Day totals were in, the bond was defeated by only 10 votes.

Cumby ISD Community Meeting flyer

The board had considered holding another election in 2020, but later opted to hold off until 2021 to revisit the idea. It will be considered and discussed Saturday.

Any who have questions or comments related to a possible bond election are encouraged to attend the Jan. 30 Cumby ISD Community Meeting either in person or virtually to voice them.

Following the community meeting, the school board will then participate in a Team of 8 training led by GLS and Live Oak Financial.

To view the meeting on zoom, click Zoom, the following link is provided: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86472256716

Meeting ID: 864 7225 6716
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Author: Faith Huffman

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