Dripping Springs ISD trustees voted to increase pay and provide one-time incentive payments for employees at a May 23 board meeting.

General pay increases are 7% for teaching staff and auxiliary hourly staff, and 4% for administrative and professional staff. Full and part-time DSISD employees who return for the 2022-23 school year will also receive a $1,000 retention incentive payment in September. The board also approved raising the district’s minimum wage from $12 to $15 per hour.

The changes were made in response to increased cost of living in Dripping Springs and a desire to ensure employees can continue to live and work in the district, according to a DSISD
news release.

The 7% raise and retention bonus will amount to nearly $5,000 for teachers. Raises for nonteaching staff will depend on pay grade midpoints.

Employee pay raises will be reflected on the first paycheck of the 2022-23 school year.