Teachers in Friendswood ISD could receive a new 2% pay increase if the district’s board of trustees approves the pay increase at its Jan. 16 meeting.

What’s happening?

If approved, teachers in FISD would receive a one-time payment of a 2% raise in their pay over the summer, according to district documents.

After taxes, full-time teachers or nonteaching professionals on a teacher salary scale, such as behavior specialists and instructional coaches, could receive about $1,000, according to the documents.

Employees who would not be eligible for this pay raise are substitutes, student workers, hourly employees and contractors, according to the documents.

A closer look

In July, the FISD board of trustees approved a 1.5% increase for employees and discussed an additional pay increase up to 2% for teachers.

District documents at the time noted a 2% increase would cost the district a little less than $1 million.

Officials at the time pinned a 2% pay increase on the future status of the district’s finances. This included whether the voter-approval tax rate election, or VATRE, in November was approved by voters, or if the state took action to increase public school funding.

The district’s VATRE was passed in November, according to district agenda documents.

Also on the agenda

The FISD board is also looking to provide a bond update for renovations and additions to FISD schools, according to the agenda documents.