McKinney ISD approves $2,100 pay increases for teachers, nurses, counselors for 2019-20 year

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McKinney ISD employees can expect to see an increase in their pay during the 2019-20 school year.

MISD board of trustees approved a new compensation plan during a meeting June 25 raising the salaries of teachers, nurses, librarians, diagnosticians and counselors by a fixed payment of $2,100. These employees are also eligible for an additional pay increase between $100-$900.

Eligible employees who are exempt, meaning the employee does not have to punch a time clock, will receive a 3% raise based on the mid-point of their salary range. Eligible non-exempt employees will receive a 5% raise based on the mid-point of their salary range, according to district documents.

The compensation plan also raises the starting teacher pay by $500 to $56,150 annually, according to district documents.

All employees will also receive a $500 mid-year stipend, according to a presentation during the meeting.

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  1. The story is poorly written. The title is contradicted in the first two sentences. After reading I have no idea what teachers will receive. First, is the $2,100 a permanent pay raise or a one time payment? the Texas legislature was going to provide $5000 per teacher. Is the $2100 part of that? If so, where did the rest of the money go? Also the article speaks to a $500 mid year payment and makes it look like that is new money. That has always been part of teacher pay. It is not new. The article could have been clearer on what teachers are actually getting that is new and what is permanent and what is not. It also should have referenced the new state provision. Now I am left wondering if the teachers will ultimately get $5000 from the state and $2100 from the district?

    • Anonymous Poster

      The $5000 raise never happened. Senate voted for it, House version didn’t have it. The bill both chambers agreed on provided increased school funding, with a provision that X percent (sorry, I don’t remember) be used on teacher pay raise. Dan Patrick said it would equate to an average $4,000 for a teacher with over 5 years of experience. If the district raises the pay next year in an amount similar to this year, then it would be in line with the legislature’s plan; an increase in teacher pay of about $4,000 over a 2 year period.

      So, to recap: the $5,000 raise never happened. Every job title listed above will receive a raise of $2,100 to their annual salary. There are provisions to increase the pay by a few hundred more, but we don’t know what the board policy will be yet on that.

  2. Anonymous Poster

    The $5000 raise never happened. Senate voted for it, House version didn’t have it. The bill both chambers agreed on provided increased school funding, with a provision that X percent (sorry, I don’t remember) be used on teacher pay raise. Dan Patrick said it would equate to an average $4,000 for a teacher with over 5 years of experience. If the district raises the pay next year in an amount similar to this year, then it would be in line with the legislature’s plan; an increase in teacher pay of about $4,000 over a 2 year period.

    So, to recap: the $5,000 raise never happened. Every job title listed above will receive a raise of $2,100 to their annual salary. There are provisions to increase the pay by a few hundred more, but we don’t know what the board policy will be yet on that.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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