Plano ISD approves increase to pay rates for summer school instruction, more

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The Plano ISD board of trustees approved a pay rates for summer school instruction, curriculum writing and staff members in the district's elementary after-school care program, known as PASAR. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Plano ISD board of trustees approved a pay rates for summer school instruction, curriculum writing and staff members in the district's elementary after-school care program, known as PASAR. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Plano ISD board of trustees unanimously approved an amendment to the district's compensation plan that will raise the pay rates for summer school instruction, curriculum writing and staff members in its elementary after-school care program, known as PASAR.

Assistant Superintendent Beth Brockman said the changes will be made for the current school year to match the district's compensation plan for the 2022-23 school year.


"We don't want to split this summer and have one rate in June and another rate in July for, sometimes, the same employees," Brockman said during the board's April 19 meeting.

Board Secretary Jeri Chambers said she was happy to see the increase in pay rates for the work educators do for the district during the summer months. Board Member Lauren Tyra agreed the pay increases were vital given the staffing issues the district's after-school care program has experienced this year and the role summer school plays in combating student learning loss from the past two years due to the pandemic.

"That's a high priority need and a critical need to ensure that we have fully-staffed and well-compensated summer instruction," Tyra said.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.