Hays Consolidated Independent School District, Texas

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Hays Consolidated Independent School District
Hays County, Texas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Michael McKie
Enrollment:15,325 students
Number of schools:22
Budget: $155.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Willie Tenorio, Jr.
Board members:7
Term length:3
Hays Consolidated Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Hays County. It is the 72nd-largest school district in Texas, serving 15,325 students in 22 schools with an operating budget of $155.9 million.[1]

About the district

Hays Consolidated Independent School District is located in Hays County, Texas
Hays Consolidated Independent School District is located in Hays County, Texas. The county seat of Hays County is San Marcos. The county's population was 157,107 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Hays County outperforms the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 36.0% of Hays County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Hays County had a median income of $57,834 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Hays County was 16.8% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Hays County (%) Texas (%)
White 91.4 80.6
Black or African American 3.9 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.0
Asian 1.4 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 1.9 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 36.3 38.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[3]

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Hays Consolidated Independent School District is Michael McKie, who was appointed to the position in May 2013. He has his Bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University and his Master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. His background in education includes serving as an assistant high school principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent and an interim superintendent, most of which was at Fort Bend Independent School District.[4]

School board

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members, two of whom at elected at-large and five of whom are elected by district. They serve three-year terms.[5]

Hays CISD Board of Trustees
Member Position District # Term Ends
Willie Tenorio, Jr. President District 2 2017
Robert Limon Vice President District 3 2015
Sandra Bryant Secretary At-Large 2017
Marty Kanetzky Trustee District 5 2016
Merideth Keller Trustee District 4 2016
Holly Raymond Trustee At-Large 2015
Teresa M. Tobias Trustee District 1 2017

School board elections

See also: Hays Consolidated Independent School District elections (2014)

Two members of the Hays CISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large and five members at elected by district. They serve three-year terms. Three seats were on the ballot on May 10, 2014; incumbents Willie Tenorio, Jr. and Sandra Bryant were re-elected to their seats, while newcomer Teresa M. Tobias was elected in District 1. Two seats will be on the ballot in May 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2011:

As long as the requirements of the Open Meetings Act are satisfied and the right of citizens to apply to the Board for redress of their grievances is not abridged, the Board need not provide a public forum for every citizen wishing to express an opinion on a matter. Reasonable restraints on the number, length, and frequency of presentations are permissible. The Board may limit the number of persons it will hear on a particular subject and the frequency with which they may appear, so long as the regulation does not abridge constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of speech and to petition nor unfairly discriminate among views seeking expression. [6]

—Hays Consolidated Independent School District's website, (2011), [7]

Budget

Hays Consolidated Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $80,392,278 51.6% $4,039,178 2.6% $46,127,551 29.6% $24,377,012 15.6% $958,739 0.6% $155,894,758
Averages: $80,392,278 52% $4,039,178 3% $46,127,551 30% $24,377,012 16% $958,739 1% $155,894,758

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Hays Consolidated Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 40,388 53,939
MA 41,888 55,439
Doctorate 44,388 57,939

Schools in Hays CISD

Enrollment

Hays Consolidated Independent School District serves 15,325 students. Hays Consolidated Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[9]

District schools

Hays Consolidated Independent School District operates 22 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Hays Consolidated Independent School District Schools
Barton Middle School
Blanco Vista Elementary School
Buda Elementary School
Camino Real Elementary School
Carpenter Hill Elementary School
Chapa Middle School
Dahlstrom Middle School
Elm Grove Elementary School
Fuentes Elementary School
Green Elementary School
Hays High School
Hemphill Elementary School
Impact Center
Kyle Elementary School
Lehman High School
Live Oak Academy
Negley Elementary School
Pfluger Elementary School
Science Hall Elementary School
Simon Middle School
Tobias Elementary School
Wallace Middle School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Hays Consolidated Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 92 percent of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[11]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 26,856 35,489 76 50
Student Progress 1,404 4,000 35 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,065 1,500 71 50
Postsecondary Readiness 852.5 1,000 85 75

Issues

2014 bond proposal

In the May 2014 election, voters will also decide on a $59.1 million bond initiative. The bond would assist in "the construction, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the District (including the rehabilitation, renovation, expansion and improvement thereof), the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings and the purchase of new school buses" according to the proposition issued by the district. If the bond is approved, the estimated total tax rate of the district would be approximately $1.5377 per $100 of taxable assessed value.[12]

Contact information

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Hays School Board
21003 Interstate 35
Kyle, TX 78640
Phone: (512) 268-2141

See also

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