By Brittany Anderson
Hays CISD’s newest elementary school is getting some of its final touches ahead of its 2022-2023 school year.
During the board meeting on Jan. 31, trustees unanimously approved the name “Sunfield Elementary,” following suggestions from the community and the seven-person HCISD Naming Committee tasked with reviewing name suggestions to present to the board.
The committee received public feedback regarding what the school’s name should be, and nearly half of the suggestions (152) were for Sunfield Elementary.
The school is located in the Sunfield subdivision in Buda and will have a capacity of 900 students.
During the board meeting, the trustees also approved Sunfield’s new assistant principal, Hilary Adamson, and Director of Special Education, Melissa Corona. Adamson is currently the music teacher at Elm Grove Elementary and Corona is returning to HCISD after working as a special education director in Lockhart ISD.
During the Dec. 13 board meeting, David MacRoberts of Bastrop ISD was named Sunfield’s principal.
Other recent preparations include the adoption of an attendance map for its school zone, put together by the seven-person, board-empaneled Attendance Boundary Rezoning Committee. The map was approved during the Dec. 13 board meeting.
Hays CISD said that campus administration, parents and students will select Sunfield’s logo and school colors next.
More information on Sunfield Elementary can be found at www.hayscisd.net/es15.