At the April 28 MISD board of trustees meeting, a 5% pay increase was approved for non-exempt eligible district employees and a 3% pay increase for exempt eligible employees, or hourly employees, according to district staff.
The board approved an additional $1,500 pay raise for employees such as teachers and nurses as well as counselors, librarians and diagnosticians. The district also implemented what the district's chief financial officer, Jason Bird, called a "substantial steepening of the curve." This means that employees with at least five years of experience will have increases to their pay scales.
"That adjustment equates to an additional $100 to up to $2,400 depending on where you are at on our years of experience," Bird said.
There will also be a mid-year stipend of $500 for all eligible employees.
The pay increase will cost the district $6.5 million, Bird said.
"I believe that all employers will build a reputation or be judged on how they handle our current situation, and I believe that McKinney ISD has always put our employees first," Bird said. "I believe we have put them first in this very difficult time and situation."