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Board Approves Pay Raise for All Employees

The Denton ISD Board of Trustees approved a three percent pay raise based on the mid-point for all paraprofessionals, auxiliary support staff and professional employees.

The approved pay increase includes two parts: a general pay increase for all employees and equity adjustments for employees whose current salary is below the market median.

Each teacher and librarian will receive a minimum of $1,850 general pay increase. Teachers and librarians from Pay Grades 1  - 11 and Pay Grades 19 - 25 will receive additional pay due to market adjustments.

“This shows our employees how much we value them as members of our district. Thank you for providing for our teachers and our staff from top to bottom,” said Dr. Jamie Wilson, superintendent of schools. “This increase across the board is very, very significant as we work through the impact inflation has had on our staff. As we make some tough decisions financially in the district, we are thrilled with your direct support of our staff.”

Compensation changes will be implemented for the July pay period for those district employees on 12-month contracts, August for employees on 11-month contracts and September for 10-month contracts. 

Next fall, the district’s beginning teacher's salary will be $58,000, allowing for a competitive compensation plan for teacher's salaries while maintaining a favorable student-to-teacher ratio. 

This approval translates into a $10.5 million budgetary expenditure that falls in line with the increased property values and gains in student enrollment that the district continues to experience. 

The 2022-23 Compensation Plan is reflected in the proposed budget that will be approved at the June 21 Board of Trustees meeting.