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Peter Baen

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Letter: Time to get serious about improving our schools

— — EDITOR: Many claim a commitment to investing in our youth and their education. But most are unfamiliar with the costs — let alone the value — of those commitments. Years ago, I was privileged to participate in the largest bond in San Marcos CISD’s history. From the board’s unanimous support and the voters’

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Trustees look at two more single-member districts

San Marcos CISD trustees are considering a change in organization to create seven single-member representatives for their board. The board presently has five single-district representatives and two at-large representatives.

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Election marks more change in Kyle, Hays CISD

Saturday's elections brought even more change to a Kyle city government that has been overhauled since February. The election also brought new blood to the Hays CISD, where voters replaced more than 30 years of combined trustee...

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Longtime school board member Baen loses seat

Peter Baen has twice ran unopposed but lost the position today in a very low turnout election against a former district employee.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

San Marcos CISD candidates attending league forum

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District board member Peter Baen and challenger David Crowell are expected at a meet-and-greet reception on Wednesday sponsored by the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters.

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

School district ponders high school academies

San Marcos CISD Trustees are considering whether to include career academies, specialized fields of study, within San Marcos High School. The board is aiming for a decision in February.

Monday, June 8th, 2009

SMCISD honors retirees

Thirteen employees of the San Marcos CISD (SMCISD) were recently honored by the school board upon their retirements.

Monday, June 1st, 2009

American Heart Association thanks SMCISD coaches

San Marcos CISD elementary school coaches were recently recognized by the American Heart Association for their fundraising efforts. The schools have raised $306,000 in the past 20 years for heart research.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

March proclaimed as Celebrate Public Education month

Mayor Susan Narvaiz issued a proclamation declaring March as Celebrate Public Schools month in San Marcos.