Rene Barajas — Chief Financial Officer
Named chief financial officer in February 2017, Dr. Rene Barajas came to HISD after previously serving as deputy superintendent and chief financial officer of the Garland Independent School District. Dr. Barajas has more than 20 years of central administration experience in public schools. He has eight years of experience as a chief financial officer.
Dr. Barajas is responsible for planning and managing the district’s annual budget and developing long-range budget plans to ensure the district’s financial stability and growth. He also directs the district’s offices of the controller, tax and finance, budget/financial planning, Medicaid finance, benefits, and procurement.
He previously served as an assistant superintendent for business and support services for the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District as well as a business manager and internal auditor for other public school districts in Texas.
Dr. Barajas earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He later earned a doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Financial Officer Rene Barajas
Houston Independent School District
4400 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501