Celina ISD teachers and staff members will receive a 3% raise in the 2024-25 school year.

The compensation increase was unanimously approved by the board of trustees June 3.

“I appreciate the commitment of our board who recognize how hard our teachers and employees work to love the learner and drive the rigor,” Superintendent Tom Maglisceau said in a district news release.

The gist

Employees will receive a 3% raise at the midpoint of their pay grade. The cost of the raise for the district is $1.18 million.

Salaries for starting teachers with zero years of experience will be $56,200—a $1,200 increase from the starting salary of $55,000 in 2023-24.

“The board of trustees is delighted to approve a pay raise for our CISD family,” board President Jeff Gravley said in the release. “This decision reflects our sincerest appreciation for our staff’s dedication, hard work and the significant impact they have on our students' lives. This pay raise is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that CISD staff is adequately compensated for their invaluable contributions to our community.”

A closer look

Three compensation increase options were presented to the board of trustees:
  • 3% raise with a $1.18 million financial impact on the budget
  • 2.5% raise with a $1.03 million impact on the budget
  • 2% raise with an $876,927 impact on the budget
Looking ahead

District officials are in the midst of budget planning for fiscal year 2024-25. The district's board of trustees is expected to approve the FY 2024-25 budget during its June 24 meeting.

The use of a voter-approval tax rate election, or VATRE, may be considered to set the district's FY 2024-25 maintenance and operations tax rate. A VATRE is used when a district needs to increase its maintenance and operations tax rate above a prescribed threshold. The maintenance and operations tax rate covers the district’s operational expenses, such as payroll.

Celina ISD is also in the midst of planning for a future bond program expected in 2025.