The Hays school board unanimously voted to offer a contract and the superintendent position to Michael McKie during a special called meeting on Thursday.
Trustees earlier this month named McKie, who had been serving as the interim superintendent of the Fort Bend district before that post was filled, as the lone finalist for the Hays position. By law, the trustees had to wait 21 days before naming him to the job.
McKie will earn a base salary of $190,000. He starts on Tuesday and said he plans to visit every school in the district before the school year ends on June 5.