New Caney ISD approves pay increase for 2014-15 budget
All employees of New Caney ISD will receive a three percent pay increase for the 2014-15 school year which will take effect beginning in July. The announcement was made during the district’s regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting May 19.
“This salary increase will help keep New Caney ISD competitive with neighboring school districts,” said Kenn Franklin, NCISD superintendent. “It will help retain great staff and attract great people to the district in order to improve our children’s education.”
The pay increase was proposed as a result of a study comparing compensation plans from other Texas school districts and market surveys. The new salary scale will make NCISD competitive with other similar districts in the Houston area.
The board of trustees unanimously approved the salary increase which will total $2,057,061.
“Our Board has consistently been supportive of regular salary increases for staff while still being good stewards of all the district’s funds,” said Franklin.
On average, a three percent general pay increase will be an additional $1,572 for teachers. The increase is part of the district’s compensation plan. The plan has several goals which include keeping the district competitive in the labor market, reflecting changes in knowledge and skill level for different jobs in the district and to reward outstanding performance of exemplary workers.
The increase will affect all employees who have worked for the district for at least 90 days. District employees received a three to six percent pay increase in Aug. 2013 due to the Tax Ratification Election which was approved by voters.