Filing period open for Hays CISD board of trustees elections

The school board will consider whether to add a bond election to the May 7 school board elections. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
The school board will consider whether to add a bond election to the May 7 school board elections. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

The school board will consider whether to add a bond election to the May 7 school board elections. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

The filing period for the May 7 school board elections in Hays CISD opened Jan. 19 with several trustee seats up for election.

In HCISD, District 4 and District 5 are scheduled for the election. The positions are held by board members Merideth Keller and Esperanza Orosco, respectively. Orosco has filed for re-election, according to school district filing documents. So far, only Byron Severance has filed for the District 4 spot.


District 2 is also on the ballot to fill an unexpired term. In December, former board member Willie Tenorio Jr. resigned after moving out of District 2. The board of trustees then appointed Esmeralda Pérez-González to the position.

The filing deadline is Feb. 18. Candidates wishing to run will need to file all necessary paperwork with the school board clerk.

The district might also add a bond election to the May 7 ballot, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper. Consideration of adding a bond to the election will take place at the board’s Jan. 24 meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Historic Buda Upper Campus, 300 San Marcos St., Buda.
By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

Eric joinedCommunity Impact Newspaper as an editor in July 2021, returning to journalism after several years in the New Braunfels business community. Prior to CI, Eric freelanced for multiple publications and was a reporter for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. He brings a passion for accurate, compelling story telling and human interest to his work.