The Spring ISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved compensation increases for teachers, paraprofessionals and staff for the 2022-23 school year. As part of the new compensation plan, the starting salary for teachers in Spring ISD will be $60,500 per year.
Current teachers will receive a 5.3% general pay increase; however, teachers with 5 to 15 years of experience will see an average pay increase of 5.5%, while teachers with 12 to 15 years of experience will see that increase grow to 5.7%. Paraprofessional and auxiliary personnel groups will receive a 3% general pay increase. The minimum hourly rate for paraprofessionals is $13.50 per hour. The average salary increase is now 11%. The minimum hourly rate for classified employees will be $12 per hour. The average increase for classified employees is now 7%. All other employee groups will receive a 2% general pay increase.
“As we continue to grow as a district, we need to remain competitive in all areas,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Lupita Hinojosa. “As we look to attract and retain top candidates who can provide our students with an excellent education, our goal is to be strategic in ensuring that all Spring ISD employees, both new and existing, earn a competitive salary.”
The pay increases will come in addition to the district’s recruitment and retention plan, which will give all returning employees an additional $2,000 retention stipend and two additional wellness days for the 2022-23 school year. As part of this plan, some teachers could also receive additional effectiveness incentive-based pay. These amounts will vary depending on years of experience and percentages of student proficiency in the “growth” or “meets” categories.
“The SISD Board of Trustees recognizes the value of education, and knows that our teachers and school staff are the key to developing future generations of leaders,” Spring ISD Board of Trustees President Justine Durant said. “We, in conjunction with district administration, have worked tirelessly to create an attractive compensation package that benefits everyone, placing special attention on our teachers who give their best so that our students can be at their best every day.”
The Board of Trustees is set to approve the budget for the 2022-23 school year at its next regular meeting on June 14.