The Cleburne ISD board of trustees is considering a 3 percent raise for all school district employees.
During Monday night’s budget workshop, CISD Human Resources Executive Director Kyle Boles recommended the increase while discussing the budget for the 2019-20 school year.
For the past two years, the board has approved a 3 percent raise for all employees. There are five pay grades: teachers, administrators, clerical/instructional paraprofessionals, technology and auxiliary.
In February, officials with the Texas Association of School Boards conducted a pay study for the district and said overall CISD officials do a good job in ensuring their staff members are paid well in their respective positions.
When researching what a staff member can be paid, TASB Managing Compensation Consultant Ann Patton said in a previous Times-Review article that district officials should look to pay them for the job value, as well as ensuring they are retaining current employees and recruiting the right employees for the positions.
Boles said TASB officials recommended adding the technology pay grade and giving compensation based on markets.
The raises are based on the midpoint, so if employees wish to know how much of an increase they could be receiving, he said they can contact the human resources department. They want to continue rewarding employees who stay with the district and also attract new employees who are just starting their career, he said.
This pay raise will make starting pay for first-year teachers who have less than one year of experience with CISD or any school district at $52,000, compared to $50,250 last year.
This is also the first time in the district’s history they have over 1,000 employees, he said.