Killeen ISD approves two percent raise for all district employees

Posted at 10:25 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 23:37:23-04

Killeen ISD voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a two percent pay raise for all district employees. 

The pay raise will add $5 million a year to payroll and gives teachers an additional $1,000 a year.    

However, not everyone feels the two percent raise is enough. The Killeen Educator's Association attended Tuesday's meeting to plead with the board for a larger raise. 

The K.E.A is asking the district for a four percent raise and a $4 an hour raise for all support staff. They said the two percent raise is not enough for the employees to support their families  

Killeen ISD said the proposed amount is significant and consistent with the amount given each year for the past few years. The district is currently leading the area with teacher's salaries and the increase would put starting salary for beginning teachers at $47,000 a year. 

Teachers working year-around for the district could see the pay raise by the end of July.  

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