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Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently confirmed Hays CISD projections that 14 of the district's 19 campuses received an "exemplary" or "recognized" rating on for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. Overall, however, the district was rated "academically acceptable."

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hays CISD schools receive Energy Star

A dozen schools in Hays CISD were recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star in recognition of their energy efficiency.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Hays CISD announces summer schedule

Hays CISD recently announced its summer school schedule, which includes opportunities to earn advanced placement credits.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Summer schools set for Hays CISD

Elementary summer school (grades 2 through 5) begins June 8 and will be Monday-Friday through July 2 at Hemphill and Science Hall elementary schools.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Hays CISD board talks construction, bilingual ed

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees set a maximum price for its new elementary school and received an update on bilingual education in the district.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Hays CISD sets up middle school for economically disadvantaged

Anticipating a very high number of economically disadvantaged students at a new middle school to open next year on Kyle's lower east side, the Hays CISD is setting up the new facility for smaller classrooms, more highly...

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Bilingual student surge forces more changes at Hays CISD

More bilingual students are enrolling in Hays CISD, especially in the Science Hall Elementary School attendance zone, forcing school district officials to transfer students who enroll during the rest of the school year.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Once more, crowding cramps Hays elementaries

The Hays CISD is taking on another enrollment increase approaching 1,000 students already this year, filling some elementary school grades at two schools to capacity.