Killeen ISD invests $14.8 million in Employees

Killeen ISD invests $14.8 million in Employees
The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a competitive compensation package providing equity adjustments between 8-13% for some hourly employees and an additional 3.5% general pay increase for all employees beginning July 1, 2021. Superintendent Dr. John Craft presented the compensation package at Tuesday night’s Board meeting. 

Up IconThe salary for a first-year teacher for the 2021-2022 school year will be $52,000. 

In addition to the 3.5% general pay increase, some hourly non-exempt staff will receive pay rate equity adjustments to align to market values according to a Texas Association of School Board (TASB)- HR Services department study. This will result in some non-exempt starting salaries to increase between 8-13%, before the additional 3.5% general pay increase is applied. KISD contracted services with TASB to complete a thorough review of the district’s current compensation plan for administrative support, instructional support, and manual trades pay groups. 

Current and future employees could also receive up to an additional $1,000 this month with the new Recruit, Retain, Retire Notification Stipend. Employees who electronically sign their contract/letter of reasonable assurance to work for KISD next year by May 19th will receive a one-time check for the amount outlined below. The proposal would also apply to new employees hired for the 21-22 school year, and to current employees who inform the district of their intention to retire by June 2, 2021. The district is covering the Federal Income Tax and Medicare taxes on the stipend checks by increasing the total pay to ensure each employee received the amount below.  
  • Exempt Employees: $1,000 net (after tax) 
  • Non-Exempt Employees (Hourly/Auxiliary/Paraprofessional): $500 net (after-tax)  
These stipends are available to personnel that begin work with KISD by August 31, 2021. 

The gross amounts of each check are $1,306 for exempt employees and $653 for non-exempt employees.  

In total, Killeen ISD is investing $14.8 million in our most valuable resource, our employees, and is positioned to be the most competitive school district in Central Texas for hourly and salary employees. 

Click here to see is an overview of the 2021-2022 Compensation Plan.  

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