In line with other districts in the area, Rio Vista and Grandview ISDs look to raise teacher salaries for the 2007-08 school year.

The Legislature this spring allotted a $425 raise for each teacher, which teachers from both districts will receive, superintendents said. How much money they’ll receive beyond that is still up in the air.

“It’s going to be different for every step [in the pay scale],” RVISD Superintendent Rock McNulty said. “Every year, the teachers have a step, but our goal is always to increase the pay scale.”

Though raises are planned, amounts are not set, McNulty said. The raises won’t be as great as some districts, such as Cleburne ISD, which plans a minimum $2,250 raise.

“I know we’re paying considerably above base, but we just don’t have the tax base that some districts have,” McNulty said.

Still, the district did increase teacher pay for the 2006-07 school year.

Though he didn’t say for sure how much money teachers will receive, McNulty said it will be at least the state-funded $425.

In Grandview, raises are planned, but how much is not known, Superintendent Keith Scharnhorst said.

The district passed a $500 raise separate from the state’s raise, and the board plans on looking into raising them more, Scharnhorst said.

“We’re going to have a budget workshop on Aug. 13,” he said. “We’re going to see what we can do.”

GISD also gave teachers raises in 2006-07.

Philip Navarrette can be reached at 817-645-2441,

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