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Many Texas Teachers Not Receiving Pay Raises as State Leaders Promised | SUNNY 99.1 Districts deciding who receives raises, how much.

At Houston forum, 10 presidential candidates make their pitches to thousands of educators Weeks after state lawmakers wrapped up an education-focused legislative session, Texas teachers heard Democratic presidential hopefuls share their plans to reshape public education nationally.

"Educators are ready to make their presence felt in this election" -Lily Eskelsen-Garcia

A few pictures from today's #StrongPublicSchools Presidential Forum at #NEARA19

Democratic candidates promise more money, more respect for nation's school teacher 10 of the candidates seeking to take on Trump skewer the Republican administration, especially Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss.

Strong Public Schools 2020 Presidential Forum

Follow links in article to watch live stream or ask questions during tomorrows Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum. Join educators on July 5 for the Strong Public Schools 2020 Presidential Forum

Dallas ISD approved teacher raises, lower tax rate, but what does that mean for teachers, taxpayers? Flush with an influx of new state money, the Dallas school board has approved a budget that includes a salary bump for teachers and a cut in its...

Georgetown ISD teachers to get ‘largest pay increase in more than a decade,’ district says The starting teacher salary will increase by $2,000 to $48,000, the district said, and raises are dependent upon years of experience

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AMAZING JOB Eastland ISD!!! Eastland ISD is taking a big burden off parents this school year. The district announced Thursday with this music video that it will buy school supplies for all 1,200 students in Pre-K through 8th grade.

***SOUND ON***

Eastland ISD uses parody music video to eliminate parental purchase of school supplies In the parody video of a Billy Ray Cyrus song, Eastland ISD Superintendent Jason Cochran sings that some parents won't need to purchase school supplies

BISD approves $589.7 million budget\ The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a $589.7 million operating budget for the 2019-2020 school year contingent upon final funding levels from the Texas Education Agency.

How many teachers plan to “waste” their pay raises? | TSTA Blog Site Most Texas school districts are getting more state funding, teachers all over the state are getting pay raises and one school privatization group in Austin, which thinks it knows more about education than educators do, doesn’t like it.

Report: Experienced Teachers Key to Students Beating the Odds The common factor among black, Hispanic, and white students who achieve higher than expected? An experienced teacher.

Proposed Cy-Fair ISD budget includes raises for all employees, $27.5 million deficit Cy-Fair ISD’s board of trustees plans to adopt a $992.3 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year later this week.


Thank you Harlandale ISD Board for approving pay raises for all employees tonight. Teachers and librarians paid on the teacher pay scale will get a raise based on their salary.
0-5 years 4%
6-15 years 5%
16 + 6%

All other employees will get a 4% increase based on the midpoint of their pay grade. Thank you to all our employees who came out tonight!

Association of Brownsville Educators

Approved tonight: percentage increase for Certified employees - 8.4%
Classified employees - 5%-9%. Compensation plan approved with the possibility on a higher percentage. This is the difference of coming to board meetings and speaking up! Very proud of our members and everyone that spoke up tonight! #jointhemovement #takingaction

New research shows how teachers are key to boosting student attendance

“What this data shows is the power of teachers,” said Hedy Chang of Attendance Works, a nonprofit that focuses on reducing chronic absenteeism. “When you have engaging teachers, it motivates kids to show up to school.”
#RaiseAbileneISD #TeamTSTA Certain teachers are much better than others at getting middle and high schoolers to come to class.

Optimism among local school districts Abilene and Wylie ISDs after funding formula changes

"Of the 30 percent, 75 percent of that must be dedicated to employees in the teacher, counselor, librarian and nurse contract category, Irby said. The remaining money will go to other employees, such as secretaries, lunch program employees and classroom aides." Abilene and Wylie ISD leaders talk early takeaways from House Bill 3, which drastically changed public school finance and property taxes in Texas.

Despite lower rent costs, Abilene's among unaffordable cities for teachers, study finds

"Education Abilene also has spent considerable time advocating for other employees in the district, including aides, and has requested all auxiliary and paraprofessional employees receive at least $10 per hour pay."

"Education Abilene President Roger Hall said he has had meetings with Superintendent David Young about these requests and talks have been productive ahead of July and August board meetings."
#RaiseAbileneISD #TeamTSTA New teachers can't afford median rent almost anywhere, including Abilene. USA TODAY looks at teacher salaries, including in the Key City.

Sheldon ISD

The Sheldon ISD Board of Trustees approved a pay increase of at least 10% for all current teachers! Current teachers that have been working 20+ years get a 15% raise. It’s one of the highest pay raises in the greater Houston area. Thank you, Sheldon ISD Board, for being so supportive of your teachers and staff. For more information-->

BISD increasing starting teacher salary by $3,000; raises of 5-9% for next school year Beaumont ISD board members have approved increasing the starting teacher salary by $3,000, to $48,500, and in the budget trustees approved Thursday night, the board approved increasing teacher salaries from 5 to 9% based on years of experience. From BISD - House Bill 3 is a historic school finance b...

Lubbock ISD to pay teachers more than state law requires The Lubbock Independent School District announced Thursday board trustees approved a raise for their faculty and staff for the next school year. Teachers can expect a five percent raise and, for te…

Bryan ISD

The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees has approved salary increases totaling $6.9 million dollars.

Teachers, nurses, librarians, and counselors will receive a 4.7% - 14% increase, auxiliary workers will receive a 10% increase and paraprofessionals will receive a 6% increase.

“In all my career I’ve never seen such an aggressive move towards taking care of people,” Dr. Whitbeck said. “We want to invest in those who are invested in and committed to the students in Bryan ISD.”

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Returning Katy ISD teachers may see up to 8% annual salary increase for 2019-20 school year | Community Impact Newspaper Jun 18, 2019: Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Brian Schuss has good news for Katy ISD staff: they may see a salary increase for the 2019-20 school year. At

Boerne ISD staff to receive pay raise

“Teachers will get an average pay increase of 6% and an additional $500 experience incentive.

The district will contribute an increase for employee health care with 3.6% for employee only and 11.7% for employee and family.

All other nonteaching staff will receive an average 4.5% increase, including contributions toward health care similiar to that of teachers.” #letsRAISEthebar 🤔☝️ Teachers and staff in the Boerne Independent School District will soon get a pay raise.

El Paso school teachers get 6% raises under newly-approved pay plan Teachers in the El Paso Independent School District will receive pay raises averaging 6 percent under a compensation plan approved by the school board on Tuesday night.

Alief Independent School District

The Alief ISD Board of Trustees approved a 6% of the midpoint raise for all eligible employees. Teachers with one to five years’ experience will receive a 6.83% of the midpoint raise and those teachers with six years or more experience will receive an 8.49% of the midpoint raise. The starting teacher salary for Alief ISD will be $57,400 for the 2019-20 school year.

Our Trustees realize that competitive and meaningful compensation plans are important in attracting and retaining the very best staff members possible. This approved salary schedule exceeds the amount of spending requirements included in House Bill 3.

This salary plan will make Alief ISD rank at the top of all Houston area districts when it comes to our salary and benefits package. When combining this raise along with the Board’s recent action to adopt health insurance plan options that do not increase our employee’s premiums, Alief ISD team members will be able to keep 100% of their raise.

Cleveland ISD bumps starting teacher salary up to $54K The Cleveland ISD board of trustees increased its starting teachers pay by nearly $2,000 at its monthly meeting Monday night.

Ysleta ISD

LISD teachers to receive pay raise LISD employees may start to see an increase on their paychecks in the near future.

Texas State Teachers Association did a thing...

TSTA communications staff attended the State Education Association Communicators conference this week and won several awards. They received awards of excellence for: best news story (Advocate); best opinion/editorial story (Advocate); best editorial design (Advocate); best special publication (series of election postcards); and best campaign (March to the Polls). They also received an award of distinction for best feature story (Advocate).

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Humble ISD teachers will get 7% raise this year House Bill 3 - an $11.5 billion law that reforms school finance and reduces property taxes - was signed on Tuesday.

Austin ISD teachers, employees receiving pay raise Employees of Austin ISD will be getting the highest pay raise in the district's history for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. At a press conference on Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz announced teachers with more than five years experience will receive a 7 percent pay raise starting next year. All ot...

Austin school district employees to receive minimum 6% boost in pay Austin school district teachers, counselors and librarians who have more than five years of experience will get a 7% bump in pay starting in August, and

TEA Sends Important Communications on HB 3 06.11.2019 — TEA sent several important communications Tuesday following the signing of HB 3 into law.

$11.5B Texas school finance bill signed into law The state’s marquee school finance legislation that will deliver $5 billion in property tax relief and pump $6.5 billion into classrooms and the

LIVE: Gov. Abbott signs public school finance reform bill into law

BREAKING NEWS Abbott will be joined by lawmakers, superintendents, teachers, and others in the education community at Parmer Lane Elementary School, part of Pflugerville ISD.

Way to go Socorro ISD! #RaiseAbileneISD

SISD Board of Trustees approves a 5% salary increase for all employees, a $1,000 one-time lump sum payment for qualifying employees, and a $250 stipend for teachers with 5 or more years teaching experience.

Optimism among local school districts Abilene and Wylie ISDs after funding formula changes

"Of the 30 percent, 75 percent of that must be dedicated to employees in the teacher, counselor, librarian and nurse contract category, Irby said. The remaining money will go to other employees, such as secretaries, lunch program employees and classroom aides." Abilene and Wylie ISD leaders talk early takeaways from House Bill 3, which drastically changed public school finance and property taxes in Texas.

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Teachers quitting Columbus schools, citing lack of discipline

Disruptive Learning is an issue pushing teachers to retire or leave the profession right here in Abilene, Texas. Couple this with teacher pay that is below the national average of $61,730, and it's no wonder teacher retainability is poor. #RaiseAbileneISD #CloseTheGap #TeamTSTA

Article on teachers pay across America: During contract negotiations with Columbus City Schools, thousands of current teachers are demanding what they're calling better working conditions in the classroom. They claim teachers are leaving due to current school climates. A tally of resignation numbers of the resignations approved by the Col...


What happened to our $5K pay raise? Another false promise from Lt. Dan!

Education Abilene believes ALL Abilene ISD employees deserve the largest pay increase possible under latest financial legislation in HB3. Abilene ISD needs to adopt a budget that reflects this!

Here are the estimated funding increases as a result of the legislative session. Please pay close attention to this information.

Abilene ISD will see a net gain in funding of $12,688,522.

School districts will be required to use 30 percent of the increase in the basic allotment on compensation. The basic allotment will increase in FY 2020 to $6,160, an increase of $1,020 per student in average daily attendance (ADA). There are no increases scheduled for FY 2021.

75 percent of these funds must be spent on providing compensation to teacher, nurses, counselors, and librarians who are subject to the minimum salary schedule (MSS). The pay increases must prioritize differentiated pay for teachers with more than five years of service. The increase in the basic allotment could average about $3,000 per MSS employee.

25 percent of the fund may be used to increase compensation to full-time employees other than administrators.

Compensation may include benefits, such as health insurance contributions.

The amount of money in the 30% column should be the minimum that districts are spending on raises for next year and none of that money can be used for administrator pay raises.

It is also important to note that it can be used for “compensation” which does include health care. While health care is important, it is going to be more important that this money gets into the paychecks of employees as a raise If they just increase what the district is contributing to health insurance, districts can easily take that away in the following year whereas it will be much more difficult to lower salaries the following year.

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