The Ennis ISD has posted the position of campus police chief after the regular police chief, Kevin Haynes gave verbal confirmation that he would not be seeking reinstatement of his contract in August.

Haynes submitted a letter to the ISD administration stating that he wished to rescind his 2007-2008 school year contract after an incident in May that led to his arrest and subsequent charges including driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and assault on a public servant. The issue of his continued employment with the district was something school board trustees were slated to address in the upcoming weeks but are instead searching for Haynes replacement.

Since the incident occurred at the end of the school year, Haynes was suspended with pay from the district for a few days until his contract ended. Due to the nature of Haynes’ work, his employment with the district has been on a contractorial basis since being with the district. In the past, the contract was renewed several weeks prior to the commencement of each upcoming school year and has never been maintained throughout the summer months due to the students being on vacation.

Ennis ISD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Dunn says the incident was unfortunate and wishes Haynes well in his future endeavors.

“This was a very unfortunate incident and I appreciate how he handled the matter respectfully. He did what he thought was best for the district he has served for so many years. He did the right thing for the right reasons,” Dunn said.

Dunn went on to say that he wished the circumstances were different but that he doesn’t think this one incident will keep Haynes down.

“Kevin is a person of faith and strength and I think he can bounce back from this situation and move on. He made a mistake but it isn’t anything he can’t handle the consequences of and move past to go on with his life. I appreciate his professionalism regarding the school district and I wish him nothing but the best,” he said.

For the time being the district is accepting applications to fill the vacant position and is positive that the transition of a new chief will run smoothly.

For more information about the position, contact the district at 972-875-9027.