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February 7th, 2008
Big school ballot

STAFF REPORT
The May 10 election is shaping up as a pivotal event for Hays CISD affairs. If the school district has roused more contentious elections in the past, this year’s ballot will go a long way towards determining the school district’s mid-term future. That is, if any real options emerge among the candidates.

It’s well known that the school district called last week for a May 10 election to decide on an $86.7 million bond to fund two elementary schools and a middle school, along with other improvements across the Hays CISD.

But the school district also has three of its seven trustees seats up for election, including two-single member district positions in the Kyle area.

Trustees Secratary Joe Muñoz, the dean of Hays CISD trustees, is a three-term veteran of the school board since 1999. He is likely to gun for another term in District 2, which basically encompasses the eastern Kyle area.

Melissa Espinoza, whose District 1 covers central and northern Kyle, is up for her second term. Mark Jones, an at-large trustee, is up for election to a second term.

None of the incumbent trustees has announced in public the desire to run for additional terms, but it’s safe to assume all of them will. The questions is whether any opposition will emerge.

Filing for the school board election begins on Feb. 11 and ends on March 10.

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