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Changes made in the HCISD administration

By Kim Hilsenbeck

Changes in Hays CISD administration, stemming from recent resignations, retirements and promotions, have the district’s top level looking a little different.

Hays CISD spokesperson Tim Savoy explained the changes in a written statement. 

“The two executive director positions over school operations (secondary and elementary) were upgraded to assistant superintendent positions and now report directly to the superintendent. Elsa Hinojosa retired (Dr. Lucio Calzada is the replacement). Tim Persall was promoted with his position. These positions used to report to Dr. [Kim] Pool,” he said.

Savoy said Pool’s position was changed from assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction to the chief academic officer. 

“She still reports to the superintendent, so that was a lateral move,” Savoy said.

Annette Folmar, who was the executive director of finance, was promoted to chief financial officer and reports directly to the superintendent. 

“She used to report to Carter [Scherff] who is the deputy superintendent,” Savoy said.

Scherff will remain the deputy superintendent and will assume the duties of R.C. Herrin, the executive director of maintenance and operations who is retiring. That position will not be filled, according to Savoy. 

David Hartz was the assistant superintendent of human resources who resigned earlier this school year. Elaine Howard filled that vacancy as the chief human resources officer.

“With the retirements in December and January, coupled with organizational recommendations in the recent curriculum management audit, superintendent [Mike] McKie was able make these changes without any disruption to the district,” Savoy said. “The changes took affect this month. The new organizational structure is designed to be more responsive to the needs of our teachers and students.”

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