With a new election law and the upcoming general election, most communities in Texas, including Brenham, will not have a school board or municipal election this Saturday. Not so, in Burton, Caldwell and Navasota.
The Burton School District is holding a school board election. Five candidates are running for three positions on the Burton School Board.
Incumbents Nicole Harmel and Misty Goldberg Lucherk have filed for re-election to the school board. Ande Bostain, Felton W. Cox and Jeff Harmel hope to be newcomers to the board. The top three voter getters will serve.
Caldwell School District voters are deciding on a $5.7 million bond package on Saturday. The district’s elementary school has had a mold problem and the eradication program is part of this election. Interim Supt. Dr. Timothy Cuff says they still don’t know how much the mold eradication program will costs but he hopes they will not take up too much of the bond money..
Teachers and students have relocated to several Caldwell churches until the problems are solved. Staff members and students had complained of rashes, sinus infections and headaches.
Cuff says the other projects are still important. He says the high school needs a new roof and they need a new elementary school air conditioning system. He says he hopes the Caldwell ISD voters help the district, especially because the bond passage will not mean an increase in taxes. Cuff says they ‘need to strike while the iron is hot.’
Also going to the polls Saturday, are voters in the Navasota school district. They are deciding on a $60 million bond issue.
This bond package includes major renovations and additions to the Navasota schools.