Former Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum and Doyle Roy Jr. won seats on the Pottsboro Independent School District’s board of trustees once all of the votes were officially tallied on Monday.
Bynum received 394, or 33.92 percent, of the votes cast and Roy got 386, or 33.13 percent, of the votes made. Scott Galyon missed tying Roy by just one vote, as he received 385 votes.
Bynum said the biggest issue facing the district is aging facilities. He then referenced the fact that the district’s bond election failed for a second time in a row. Proposition A would have provided a new elementary on Franklin Street, which would have cost $23.8 million, a district-wide technology and security upgrade would have cost another $1.4 million and renovation and expansion of the athletic and training facility at the high school would have cost another $1.8 million.
Voters turned those ideas down by a four-vote margin with 417 people voting against the bond and only 413 voting for it.
“We’ve got to go back to the community and figure out a solution that’s good for everybody,” Bynum said. “Hopefully I can help with that.”
Proposition B, however did pass with 451 people voting in favor and 381 voting against it. That bond package will cost $4.8 million for the construction of a safe room and storm shelter for each campus.