Hays CISD executive officer resigns after complaint made against him

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HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A high ranking member of the Hays CISD executive leadership team stepped down from his post after an employee filed a complaint against him back in February.

According to a statement from the district, Jim Baker the Hays CISD chief human resource officer resigned Tuesday. Baker began his post as the chief HR officer in 2018.

The complaint came in on Feb. 18. The complaint came from an employee in the district and regarded Baker and what they described as the “culture, climate and management of the Human Resources Department.”

According to the statement, “Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright placed Baker on administrative leave the same day the complaint was received to preserve the integrity of an inquiry into the matter, maintain a professional work environment, and to demonstrate that executive staff members are held to the highest of standards.”

The details surrounding the complaint are still unknown at this time. Baker submitted his resignation March 5, after a discussion with Wright. 

“I know what a posting like this meant two years ago when I was on the board, and on that side of the dais. I also can look around and see there are cabinet members not present tonight,” said former Hays CISD trustee Holly Raymond.  “My hope is that things have not gotten that bad again as they had been in the past, and I request the district put out a summary statement explaining what this agenda item refers to immediately.”

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