Grapevine-Colleyville ISD approved a 4% raise for teachers—the largest pay increase district employees have received.

GCISD Chief Human Resources Officer Gema Padgett presented the plan to the board of trustees May 22 before it received unanimous approval.

The details

Starting in the 2023-24 school year, salaries will increase for district staff.
  • A starting salary of $59,250 for teachers, librarians and nurses
  • A pay increase of $2,550 for continuing teachers, librarians and nurses, a 4% midpoint increase
  • A 4% pay increase from the midpoint for all other staff including nonteaching professionals, clerical, technology and instructional support as well as auxiliary staff, which includes the district’s custodians
  • A starting hourly rate of $15.50 for auxiliary and instructional support pay grades
“I’m very proud of this raise that we’re giving,” board President Shannon Braun said at the meeting. “We had to make a lot of critical and hard decisions in order to give this raise, so I’m very proud of this.”

What else?

All GCISD employees other than temporary employees and substitutes will have one wellness day for leave.
  • Employees will be allowed one wellness day per budget year.
  • This policy will begin in the 2023-24 school year.
“I am grateful for the commitment of our trustees to ensure that the talent, dedication and hard work of our incredible employees is rewarded,” Superintendent Brad Schnautz said in a news release.

One more thing

GCISD will hold a public meeting June 20 to discuss the budget and proposed tax rate for the 2023-24 school year. Chief Financial Officer Derick Sibley said the proposed tax rate is $1.0769 per $100 valuation. The district’s tax rate for the 2022-23 school year was $1.1308 per $100 valuation.