Hays Consolidated Independent School District, Texas
|Hays Consolidated Independent School District|
|Hays County, Texas|
|Number of schools:||22|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Willie Tenorio, Jr.|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Hays CISD
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtHays 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.
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.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Hays County (%)||Texas (%)|
|Black or African American||3.9||12.3|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.2||1.0|
|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.
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.
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.
|Hays CISD Board of Trustees|
|Member||Position||District #||Term Ends|
|Willie Tenorio, Jr.||President||District 2||2017|
|Robert Limon||Vice President||District 3||2015|
|Marty Kanetzky||Trustee||District 5||2016|
|Merideth Keller||Trustee||District 4||2016|
|Teresa M. Tobias||Trustee||District 1||2017|
School board elections
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. 
—Hays Consolidated Independent School District's website, (2011), 
Hays Consolidated Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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|
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:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Hays CISD
Hays Consolidated Independent School District serves 15,325 students. Hays Consolidated Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Hays Consolidated Independent School District operates 22 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|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|
|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|
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:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,065||1,500||71||50|
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.
- School board elections portal
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District elections (2014)
- Texas school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Budget Summary Fiscal Year 2013-2014," accessed December 6, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hays County," accessed March 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed March 3, 2014
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Hays CISD Board of Trustees," accessed March 3, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Public Participation," April 29, 2011
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Salary Schedules: Teachers, Librarians, & Nurses," accessed March 3, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Hays CISD, "Schools," accessed March 3, 2014
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Accountability Summary 2013," accessed June 24, 2014
- Hays Consolidated Independent School District, "Notice of Election," accessed March 20, 2014