Mr. Ralph Pfluger
Ralph Pfluger was one of the founding school board members of Hays CISD. He was a Buda board member chosen to be on the first Hays CISD school board and served in that capacity until 1974. He was re-elected in 2004 and served on the board until 2010. However, his service doesn’t end with the school board. An advocate of the 40 Developmental Assets, Mr. Pfluger quietly mentored at-risk students at Tom Green Elementary School. Mr. Pfluger and his wife, Lois, were present every year at dozens of campus and district athletic, academic, and community events.
“I don’t think I deserve this,” Pfluger said. “I am humbled. I have tried to do what I understood the job to be. The school district has meant a lot to Lois and me.”
All of Mr. Pfluger’s five children and 12 of his grandchildren attended schools in Hays CISD.
Mr. Pfluger passed away at the age of 89 on May 8th, 2020.
View the video of original school board member Ralph Pfluger paying tribute to Moe and Gene Johnson, as well as discussing some of the early history of Hays CISD. This video played at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Johnson High School on August, 3, 2019.