Eanes ISD teachers get pay increase

After a year of stagnant wages, Eanes ISD teachers are getting a pay raise.

The school board in April unanimously approved the $1.1 million districtwide pay increase for the 2012–13 school year.

The pay raise will result in an additional $600 for teachers. In addition to the pay raise, district teachers will get a separate $600 pay step increase.

"This step by the board definitely helps to get those teachers back to where they were and can really help for making them reassured that they are valued," Eanes ISD spokeswoman Claudia McWhorter said.

The starting salary for an Eanes ISD teacher is $41,400.