Cumby Residents To Vote on $7.34M-7.941M In Bond Proposals; CP, Yantis Holding School Board Elections
Early voting in local school bond and trustees elections concluded Tuesday, with relatively low early voting turnouts reported in Como-Pickton and Yantis ISD elections, but a higher turn out for the Cumby ISD two-proposal $7.34-7.941 million bond election than the bond election conducted in 2019.
Como-Pickton CISD Trustees Election
In the Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees Election, early voting concluded with approximately 65 of the district’s 2,168 registered voters casting ballots during the early voting period. That leaves 2,103 registered voters who have yet to select their choice of candidates for our seats on the school board.
Votes in Como-Pickton CISD will have one more opportunity to cast ballots on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at CPCISD, in Room 114 in front of the building, 13017 State Highway 11 east in Como.
Voters are asked to vote for up to three of the five candidates vying for a full term seat on the school board as well as the special election for one expired term seat on the school board.
Seats are at large, so the three full-term seats will go to the three candidates receiving the most votes in this election. Candidates for a full four-year term on the board include Cole Boseman, incumbent Jessica Pegues, Clif Carpenter, incumbent Shiloh Childress and Stephanie Cotton.
Unopposed on the May 1 CPCSISD trustees ballot in the special election for the two-year unexpired term on the school board is incumbent D.J. Carr.
CLICK HERE to view candidate profiles for all 6 CPCISD trustee candidates.
Cumby ISD Bond Election
A total of 129 early votes were cast during the early voting period, which spanned April 19-27. While election officials report is more than twice the early turnout for the 2019 bond election that failed, Cumby ISD has a total of 1529 registered voters, 121 registered in Hunt County and 1408 registered in Hopkins County. That leaves 1,400 registered voters within Cumby ISD who have yet to cast ballots. Voters will have one more opportunity to vote in the Cumby ISD bond election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Cumby ISD Administration Building, which is located at 301 Donelton Street in Cumby.
Voters are asked to vote either for or against two different propositions. Proposition A would fund $7.34 million in bonds for facilities improvements at the elementary, including a cafeteria expansion and address drainage issues; construction of a new high school; conversion of the current junior high/high school building into an intermediate school; and a new metal agriculture shop. This would increase the tax rate from $1.14 to $1.45 per $100 property valuation. Proposition B is contingent on Proposition A passing. If both pass, Proposition B would allow the district to use $600,000 in bonds for a new track. This would increase the tax rate from $1.14 to $1.47 per $100 property valuation.
If either or both of the proposals pass, the increased tax rate would not change homestead exemptions for senior citizens who have one on file with the school tax office; improvements made on the homestead property over the last year could increase the appraisal value of the property, which could impact the resident’s tax bill however.
Click here for more information about the two Cumby bond proposals. Additional information is also available on the Cumby ISD website (cumbyisd.net) or by calling the Cumby ISD Administration Office during business hours Friday at (903) 994-4800, for specific voting information.
Yantis ISD Trustees Election
In the Yantis Independent School District Board of Trustees election, only 28 of the district’s 2852 registered voters took advantage of the early voting period to cast ballots. The remaining 2,824 voters still have an opportunity to cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, this Saturday, May 1, in the front lobby of Imogene Glenn Elementary. 105 West Oak in Yantis.
Voters in Yantis ISD are asked to choose up to three of the four candidates on the ballot for full three-year term seats on Yantis ISD Board of Trustees. The seats are at-large and will go to the three candidates receiving the most votes.
The candidates include Carrie Hurley, Ashly Vivion, Stacey Batchelor and incumbent Tyra Dee Gilbreath Kenemore.
CLICK HERE to read CANDIDATE PROFILES for all four candidates in the Yantis ISD Board of Trustees Election.
Be sure to check www.KSSTRadio.com and KSST 1230 AM for results of the Cumby ISD bond election, and the Como-Pickton and Yantis ISD trustees elections as they come in. Election results in all election remain unofficial until canvassed.