Major School Bond Highlights CS's Upcoming Election

Another expansion to a growing school district is up for a vote in College Station, with early voting getting underway Monday.

A $144 million bond will be decided as College Station ISD looks to build two new schools: its eighth elementary school, and its second high school.

According to the district, there are more than 9,800 students who attended CSISD's schools in 2008, compared to more than 7,300 who attended in 2001. Officials note the projections for the coming years also show a steady increase in enrollment.

Also a part of the proposed bond are a new transportation facility and money for capital projects, including repairs to current facilities like A&M Consolidated High School and the purchase of new buses.

In addition to the bond, two seats on the College Station school board are up for a vote, as are two seats on the city council.

Incumbents Lynn McIlhaney (Place 4) and Dave Ruesink (Place 6) are seeking re-election to the council, but each has two opponents in the race.

McIlhaney, a former mayor of College Station, faces two political newcomers: Fed Ex manager Douglas Cummings and A&M United Methodist Church Director of College Ministries Katy-Marie Lyles.

Ruesink's opponents are a pair of Texas A&M students: Clif Eggers and Chandler Salome.

For more information on the elections, click on the links below this story.

Place 4
Doug Cummings
Katy-Marie Lyles
Lynn McIlhaney (I)

Place 6
Clif Eggers
Dave Ruesink (I)
Chandler Salome

Place 1
Paul Dorsett
Joel Mitchell

Place 2
Carol Barrett
Desiree Marek
Joel Walker

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