San Angelo ISD has a plan that may help here locally. SAISD Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bright said, "I think that there will be a lot of people that are pleasantly surprised. At least we hope they are." Bright is referring to the recently approved pay scale for school employees.
The latest pay increase is a pleasant surprise for district employees, but San Angelo school leaders say the salary increases are critical. Schools across Texas are bidding for the best teachers. Bright said, "In order for us to keep up with them and not lose our quality employees, we need to give annual salary increases."
SAISD school administrative staff is getting a 3% raise, support staff will get 4%, Head-Start teachers will receive 2.5%, and each teacher will get a flat $1,500 raise across the board. Under the school's new pay scale, every employee will receive a pay increase, with the exception of the school's superintendent.