The Coahoma board of trustees will meet Saturday to canvass the votes for the $4 million bond election held Tuesday paving the way for funds to be used for infrastructure upgrades and capital outlay projects.
“On behalf of the board of Coahoma ISD, we are very honored the taxpayers have approved this commitment to the education of our students,” said Dr. Amy Jacobs, Coahoma ISD Superintendent. “The board and administration understands the public is entrusting us to use this money wisely and efficiently for the long-term investment into our facilities and education for our students.
“We are deeply committed to being transparent to the public with the progress of these campus improvement and capital outlay projects as well as the overall daily finances of the district,” Jacobs continued. “Coahoma ISD exists to serve its community, and we are very grateful to the community which has chosen to support the district’s vision to meet the challenges of 21st Century education.”
Coahoma ISD plans to act quickly on the projects set to be completed in one calendar year. Upgrades to both the baseball and softball sites along with installation of artificial turf at both fields are expected to begin sometime this month or early December.
Installation of keyless door entryways at each campus should begin by early 2018. In the spring, the district plans to install artificial turf and upgrade the track facilities at the football field, a project that could stretch into summer.
Major construction projects such as the creation of a foyer area at elementary school, construction of a new concession stand and bathrooms at the high school football stadium, roofing replacements and upgrades at the district’s buildings, and renovation to the parking lots, bus lanes, and the junior high courtyard area are set to begin in late spring/early summer following the bidding process.
“Coahoma ISD has a master plan to upkeep its facilities and a well thought out system to tackle repair requests in a timely manner,” Jacobs said. “The board understands that upkeeping the district’s infrastructure now will save the taxpayers’ money in the future.”
The Coahoma ISD board will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday to canvass the votes in the Coahoma Elementary School faculty dining room.