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Hays CISD extends superintendent contract

By Megan Wehring 

Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright will continue leading Hays CISD until June 2026. 

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees agreed to employ Wright on a twelve-month annual basis from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026. The district will now pay the superintendent a salary of $334,000 per year — it was $318,000 last year.

Wright’s contract is still in draft form and has not been finalized yet. The district expects the contract to be signed by all parties at the end of this month.

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Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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