Temple ISD approves average teacher pay raises of more than 9 percent

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) At convocation Wednesday morning Temple Independent School District Superintendent Bobby Ott announced that every person the district’s payroll would be getting a pay raise.

Staff raises varied from four to more than 10 percent, Ott said.

With teachers alone averaging a raise of 9.2 percent.

The pay raises are funding by House Bill 3, which required schools to put additional funding toward teacher pay.

Other Central Texas school districts are also upping their pay.

Killeen ISD: $50,300 (starting)

6.6 percent to 10 percent pay increase for teachers. Pay increase for bus drivers has been proposed for 8 percent, 6 percent for auxiliary staff, 4.5 percent for librarians, counselors, nurses and 3.5 percent for other employees.

Belton ISD: $50,200 (starting)

Average salary increase of 6.5 percent for teachers. Paraprofessional and auxiliary employees, such as custodians and school nutrition workers, will receive a 6 percent increase on the midpoint of their salary. Other professional and administrative employees will receive a 4 percent increase on the midpoint of their salary.

Copperas Cove ISD: $47,500 (starting)

Annual general increase of 4 percent, or an average of $2,300, for teachers with 0-5 years of experience. Increase of 5 percent, or an average of $2,900, for teachers with 6 or more years of experience. Annual increase of 3 percent of midpoint for all other employees

Midway ISD: $45,500 (starting)

Raises range from 2.5 to 4 percent depending on job description and years of experience. MISD is increasing medical insurance compensation benefits to $378 per month.

Waco ISD:

Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 2019-2020 compensation plan that includes an average salary increase of 7.6 percent for teachers. Non-teaching employees will also see smaller boosts in pay, varying between three and six percent of their mid-point salaries depending on their position.