Schumacher resigns seat on Hays USD 489 board (UPDATE)

Hays USD 489 announced in a news release today that Darren Schumacher has resigned from the Board of Education.

Schumacher's letter of resignation from the Hays USD 489 board.

Schumacher’s letter of resignation from the Hays USD 489 board.

In a letter submitted to the board and shared with the staff of USD 489, Schumacher stated the reason for his resignation was due to being relocated for his job. Schumacher previously was general manager of Carlos O’Kelly’s, which closed recently.

I would like to thank the voters of USD 489 for giving me the high honor of representing you the past six years. To the teachers, staff, administrators and fellow board members,
thank you for being the professionals that you are,” Schumacher wrote in his letter of resignation. “While we did not agree on every issue, I believe we always put the needs of the students first.”

Schumacher has served on the board since July 2007. He served as vice president of the board in 2011-12 and 2013-14 and president during the 2012-13 year.

“It will be very difficult to replace Darren’s leadership and experience on this board. Darren has made a significant sacrifice of his time and talents to USD 489. Darren has always looked out for the best interests of USD 489 students, parents, staff and administrators during his nearly seven years on this board,” said Greg Schwartz, board president. “He is the second longest serving board member and that experience and leadership will be missed. We wish Darren and his family the best in their new city, and that city will be in much better hands with his family in it.”

The USD 489 school board will have to accept Schumacher’s resignation and adopt a resolution to post the board vacancy notice. Once the notice is posted, there will be a 15-day period to apply for the open seat.

Schumacher said Monday he was unable to comment at this point on where he would be relocating.

  • Guest 12

    Wish you the best of luck.

    • Russell

      Good luck Darren. Don’t listen to the negative comments from some of these idiots on here. They have never done anything for their community. It is easier to sit back and complain. It is much more difficult to get involved.

  • jetson

    Greg’s Tonto is leaving. now maybe someone will fill his position that can think for himself instead of agreeing with Greg on everything.

    • passin_threw

      I’m sure they will assign one of waddles friends like they recently did to fill a position that the person doesn’t even have the proper certificates for

      • potter

        correct. who cares about qualifications. one hand washes the other.

      • Curious

        Which person was appointed?

      • KC

        Since they are is supremely qualified for every position and have a solution for each and every issue affecting Hays, will those complaining on this board be submitting their name to fill the vacancy?

  • Stephen

    Thank you for all your time and effort serving the school district and I wish you all the best. Sorry that you and your family have to relocate.
    Ignore the snide remarks from some people on here. Their efforts are best executed on this site rather than in the community. Your task of being a boe member was undoubtedly taxing at times and very thankless. While disagreements on issues are common I believe you had the best of the district in mind on every issue. Thank you again.