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October 29th, 2009
Hays CISD, Kyle alums open Kimbro building

The Hays CISD celebrated the opening of the Ernest Kimbro Multipurpose Building at Kyle Elementary School last Friday, coinciding with the bi-annual Kyle High School reunion.

“I really love the way the renovation achieved our goal of honoring the rich tradition of the past yet still creating an open and light-filled space that will allow students an opportunity to participate in current instructional activities,” said Dr. Kim Pool, Hays CISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

Said Hays CISD Deputy Superintendent Carter Scherff, “The renovated building exceeds my expectations. The craftsmanship and skill of the builders are evident in the structure and this renovation will allow the community to use the building for many years to come.”

At the 2007 Kyle High School reunion, a marker by the Texas Historical Commission was unveiled in front of the auditorium/gymnasium, honoring the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects at the Kyle School. The structure, made of locally quarried limestone, was built in 1936 by local labor.

Kyle High School graduated its last senior class in 1967 before the school districts from Kyle, Buda and Wimberley consolidated as Hays CISD.

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