Hays CISD officially cuts ribbon on Johnson High


Local officials and residents gathered at the new Johnson High School on the morning of Aug. 3 for an official ribbon-cutting celebration.

Johnson is HCISD’s third comprehensive high school and will welcome students for the first time this year, following a lengthy redistricting process last fall. It was funded with a $122 million allocation from the 2017 voter-approved bond.

The keynote address was given by the district’s first assistant superintendent, John Wilson, and was followed by a video tribute to the school’s namesakes, Moe and Gene Johnson.

Moe was the first Hays CISD superintendent when it was founded in 1967, and Gene wrote a history of the district titled “A Tribute to Vision, Courage, and Trust: The Story of the Hays Consolidated Independent School District.”

More photos of the event can be found here.

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Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
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