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June 19th, 2008
Hays CISD Blog: District changes names of two schools


The Hays CISD wasn’t alone in passing school bonds on May 10, when voters throughout Texas approved $7.3 billion in school bonds.

As a result, Hays CISD trustees voted Monday night to give their bond advisors enough flexibility to give the school district maximum value for its money. Voters in Hays CISD approved $86.7 million in bonds on May 10.

“Due to the volume of upcoming Texas school district bond sales ($7.3 billion were approved on May 10) and the volatility of interest rates, we want maximum flexibility to time the sale when the interest rates are most favorable,” said Bill Gumbert of RBC Capital Markets, the district’s bond adviser.

In other developments:

The school board unanimously approved the hiring of Jason Certain as assistant principal of Dahlstrom Middle School and Christine Kent as assistant principal of Chapa Middle School. The two positions will address staffing ratios and growing enrollment at Chapa and Dahlstrom middle schools. Certain is currently a teacher and coach at Dahlstrom. Kent is assistant principal of Travis Elementary School in San Marcos ISD and has served as an assistant principal of Crockett High School in Austin.

Trustees approved changing the name of The Academy@Hays to Academy High School. The district’s alternative high school of choice will occupy the South Campus of Hays High School beginning with the 2008-09 school year. The board also approved changing the name of Tobias International School to Tobias Elementary School. The dual language program that inspired the “International” in the name of the school has moved to Blanco Vista Elementary School.

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