The school board unanimously approved a salary increase April 24 of $1,800 per employee for the 2017-18 school year. This amounts to a 3.16 percent average pay increase for teachers and a 3 percent average increase for non-teachers, according to the board.

“Three percent is nowhere near the amount [teachers] deserve, but we’re grateful we’re able to do more this year than we did last year,” board President Rebecca Fox said.

The increases are planned for the district’s fiscal year 2017-18 budget, which has not yet been approved.

Last year the board approved a
1 percent increase for both teacher and non-teacher pay ranges for the 2016-17 school year, according to district documents. The starting pay for a Katy ISD teacher with a bachelor’s degree is $50,500 with the scale increasing up to $73,330 based on experience.

In February, Fort Bend ISD raised the starting teacher salary to $53,000 for the 2017-18 year from $50,500.

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