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 Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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