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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Eads agrees to stay put until San Marcos CISD trustees choose new superintendent

Following a 4-3 vote at a special San Marcos CISD board meeting Tuesday evening, Superintendent Mark Eads will stay in his position on an interim basis until trustees hire a replacement later this year.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

SMCISD trustees decline proposal to add three facilitators for gifted students

San Marcos CISD trustees voted on Monday to hire one additional gifted and talented teacher instead of the three proposed in an Internet petition signed by about 80 San Marcos area residents.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees deadlock on picking board president

For the second consecutive year, San Marcos CISD trustees were unable to elect a board president Monday evening in their first meeting after seating new members.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees pull the plug on proposed administration building

On a 4-3 split vote, San Marcos CISD trustees on Monday rejected a motion to allocate up to $5.9 million to design and build a new central administration building on Hunter Road.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Gonzales appointed San Marcos CISD trustee

Trustees voted 4-2 to name the Hunter Cement production manager to represent Place 1 voters until an election in May 2015. Hays DA chief investigator John Roppolo and daycare owner Sophia Downing had also sought the seat...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Two months after election, Narvaiz resigns as San Marcos CISD trustee

Less than two months after taking office, San Marcos CISD trustee Naomi Narvaiz tendered her resignation on Tuesday, citing a “life-altering situation.”

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

San Marcos CISD to restart random drug tests for student athletes, others

Three years ago, San Marcos CISD trustees ended the district's random drug testing for student athletes and other extracurricular participants, saying it didn't seem necessary after only five students tested positive for illegal drug use in five...

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

San Marcos trustees adopt pilot math curriculum for Miller

After much debate, San Marcos CISD trustees voted last month to adopt a math program intended get students learning algebra in eighth grade. Traditionally, elementary and middle school students are not taught algebra and the Texas Education...

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

San Marcos CISD trustees opt to keep May elections

After an unusually heated discussion, San Marcos CISD board members on Oct. 24 voted narrowly to pay as much as $103,000 to stick with trustee elections in May rather than switch to November.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

SMCISD trustees approve $500 bonus for district employees

In the absence of raises for school district staff, San Marcos CISD trustees on Monday voted unanimously to give almost every employee $500 in November.

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