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Kirk London

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Presley’s influence wide and deep

Bob Presley, the Hays CISD's long-time deputy superintendent who has recruited dozens of principals and hundreds of teachers to the school district, is retiring after 43 years in the profession.

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Nash, Younts named Hays CISD’s teachers of the year

Betty Nash, a kindergarten teacher at Elm Grove Elementary School, has been selected as Hays CISD Elementary Teacher of the Year and Jason Younts, a social studies teacher at Chapa Middle School, has been selected as Hays...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Rose to trustees: School finance is back in play

State Representative Patrick Rose told Hays CISD trustees Monday night that school finance will go back on the table in the next legislative session. The trustees were glad to hear it.

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Hays CISD could face tax vote

If Hays CISD officials want to continue raising teacher pay, they believe they'll have to ask voters for a tax-rate increase in a year. But they can still build new schools without increasing the tax rate.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Beating the vote

The Hays CISD trustees won't let an extra minute pass before building a fifth middle school. They've already approved construction documents, though they won't know if they have the money until the May 10 bond election.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Hays CISD calls bond vote

Recession fears aside, the Hays CISD trustees called Monday night for an $86.7 million school bond election in May.

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

UIL sanctions Mariachi

The Hays Highway A long-held dream of Hays CISD Trustee Joe Muñoz came true this week, when the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced that Mariachi will become a UIL-sanctioned state competition starting next year. Muñoz pushed for...

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