The San Antonio Independent School District will increase pay for all permanent full-time employees and increase the starting salary for new teachers, librarians and registered nurses from $49,000 to $50,000.
The SAISD raise will give returning teachers, librarians and registered nurses a minimum pay increase of 2.6%, and on average a 3.7% increase. Classified employees and paraprofessionals will receive an averaged 4% increase, while all other non-teaching professionals will receive a 2.5% increase, based on their pay-grade midpoint.
Returning school district employees who have completed 15 years of service by the 2014-15 school year will receive a $500 longevity supplement in January 2016.
This salary is significantly more than the $45,722 City Council members will be paid starting July 1.
On May 9 voters overwhelmingly agreed to start paying City Council members the median household salary in San Antonio, plus 35% for the mayor, or $61,275. Council members currently earn $20 a week and the mayor earns $20 a week plus a $3,000 annual stipend, which comes to $77.69 a week.
*Featured/top image: SAISD poetry teachers Tiffany Jenkins and Karri Ward pose for a photo during a workshop hosted by Naomi Shihab Nye at Lanier High School. Photo by Scott Ball.