Round Rock ISD officials provided an update on next steps for district employees after voters passed a tax rate election to fund compensation increases for teachers and staff Nov. 7.

In a nutshell

Voters who live in RRISD passed a ballot measure to award teachers and staff a 3% pay increase earlier this month, but employees will not receive those increases until January as the district faces time constraints to implement the pay rate adjustments, HR Director Eddie Curran said at a Nov. 16 meeting. The raises are funded by $19 million in additional tax revenue generated by the higher rate.

Curran said this is due to shorter work months in November and December, giving his team less time to implement the pay rate adjustments.

"The stark reality is that there's no magic button to this," Curran said.

Long story short

RRISD employees are eligible to receive the following pay rate increases:
  • All teachers will receive a general pay increase of $1,750.
  • Other eligible employees will see a 3% increase based on the midpoint rate for their pay grade, Curran said.
District documents show employees will see the increases on the following dates, based on their employment status:
  • Jan. 25, 2024: All employees paid on a monthly basis
  • Jan. 30, 2024: All employees paid on a semimonthly basis
Additionally, pay raises are retroactive to the start date of employees hired for the 2023-24 school year, Curran said. Retroactive payments will be included as a lump sum in January paychecks.