Spring ISD increases teacher salaries, adopts $361 million budget

SPRING ISD The Spring ISD board of trustees emphasized public safety and employee pay raises in the proposed 2014-15 budget, providing more staff to the police department and raising the average teacher's salary by 6 percent.



The board of trustees unanimously approved the adoption of a $361.4 million budget at a Spring ISD board meeting June 10. The budget allowed for an increase from $45,537 to $48,500 for the starting salary of a new teacher with no prior experience. Support staff also received a 5 percent raise.



The budget provides for more staffing for the police department as well. The $3.99 million allocated for police within the general fund is a 6.2 percent increase from the $3.76 million allocated for police in the updated version of the 2013-14 budget.



A 10 percent increase over the 2013-14 budget, it is estimated the budget will require a property tax rate of $1.54 per $100 valuation or a 3-cent decrease from the current tax rate.



Meetings



  • Klein ISD Meets July 14 and 28 at 7 p.m. 7200 Spring Cypress Road, Spring832-249-4000www.kleinisd.net

  • Spring ISD No July meetings. Board meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. 16717 Ella Blvd., Houston281-891-6000www.springisd.org

  • Harris County Commissioners Court Meets July 22 at 10 a.m. 1001 Preston St., Houston 713-755-5000www.hctx.net

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