Hays CISD accepts May election results

Voters approved three of the six bond propositions presented by Hays CISD, and two positions on the board of trustees were on the ballot. (Screenshot courtesy Hays CISD)
Voters approved three of the six bond propositions presented by Hays CISD, and two positions on the board of trustees were on the ballot. (Screenshot courtesy Hays CISD)

Voters approved three of the six bond propositions presented by Hays CISD, and two positions on the board of trustees were on the ballot. (Screenshot courtesy Hays CISD)

On May 11, three Hays CISD board of trustee members voted unanimously to accept the canvassed results of the May 1 election.

Among the election items, incumbent Will McManus retained his at-large trustee position. Courtney Runkle won the District 3 trustee position, which was vacated by Michael Sanchez.


There were also six bond propositions submitted by HCISD to voters, totaling some $238.5 million. They are not expected to impact tax rates.

Here are descriptions of the propositions and what voters approved.

  • Proposition A: passed

    • The issuance of $147.96 million in school building bonds to accommodate school district growth. Key elements of the proposition include middle school and elementary school expansions, a new elementary school, Live Oak Academy renovations and 28 new school buses. Additional features of the proposition include two new tennis courts at Lehman High School, design fees for another elementary school, musical instruments for a new orchestra program and band replacements, and land purchases for future facilities and schools.



  • Proposition B: passed

    • The issuance of $41.05 million in school building bonds for renovating and rehabilitating district assets. The proposition's largest expenses are for campus heating, ventilation and air conditioning and fire alarm systems; campus roofing and flooring; and rehabilitation projects. Other aspects of the propositions include keyless entry and intercom upgrades, playground shade structure, hardscape improvements and miscellaneous rehabilitation projects, such as gym bleachers theater lighting.



  • Proposition C: failed

    • The issuance of $12.78 million in school building bonds for stadium expansions at Lehman High School and Johnson High School. Stadiums at both schools would have had their capacities increased to 4,200 seats and included projects related to concessions and team rooms. Lehman High School's scoreboard would have been replaced as well as a retaining wall on the west end of the stadium.



  • Proposition D: failed

    • The issuance of $4.27 million in school building bonds for stadium improvements, such as additional Shelton Stadium parking and Lehman High School Baseball and Softball Complex improvements. Shelton would have gotten a competition-size band practice area if the proposition had been approved.



  • Proposition E: failed

    • The issuance of $29.82 million in school building bonds for the construction of a central administration building and the renovation of the existing central office. All of the central office would have been housed in one building complex, which would have included relocating staff working out of Live Oak Academy and allowing the school to expand.



  • Proposition F: passed

    • The issuance of $2.58 million in school building bonds for technology infrastructure and mobile devices for teaching, virtual learning and online state assessments. Infrastructure upgrades and expansions will impact the storage area network, wide area network, firewall, storage and data center needs of future district growth.



By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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