Killeen ISD Launches New Hiring Stipend

Killeen ISD Launches New Hiring Stipend
By: Taina Maya
The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees approved to implement a recruitment stipend for new employees in an effort to reduce the number of vacant positions across the district. A one-time payment will be given to new employees hired on or after September 1, 2021, and who remain employed through May 27, 2022.

Full time professional employees (certified teachers) will receive $1,000 and part time professional employees will receive $500. New full time hourly employees will receive $500 and part time hourly employees $250.  The district is covering the Federal Income Tax and Medicare taxes on the stipend checks by increasing the total pay to ensure each employee receives the full amount stated above.

Similar to other districts across the state, Killeen ISD is experiencing a teacher shortage. There are currently 274 classroom teacher positions open in Killeen ISD. First year teachers begin at $52,000 and through the Teacher Incentive Allotment program they have the potential to earn up to $77,200 depending on their designation.

In addition to classroom teachers, KISD is hiring classroom aides, custodians, bus drivers, certified police officers, nurses, school nutrition workers, librarians and counselors. For a full list of available openings visit our website:

Retirees are eligible to receive recruitment stipend without one year separation, as long as they've already submitted TRS retirement paperwork to the District.