At the May 25 board meeting, the Texarkana ISD Board of Directors approved competitive compensation for employees, including increases for the 2022-2023 school year.
The approved compensation package includes new pay scales for all positions, as recommended by a Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) compensation study, which TISD researched in accordance with its commitment to recruit and retain qualified and experienced staff. All auxiliary, paraprofessional and professional employees will receive a 3% mid-term salary increase based on the newly adopted salary scales.
“The Board of Trustees is very grateful to our outstanding employees at TISD for their continued commitment and dedicated service to our students,” said Fred Norton, Trustee of the Board of Trustees. “We are both pleased and proud to show our appreciation to our TISD employees with this updated compensation plan, which is also consistent with our intention to hire and retain faculty and staff of the highest quality.”
In addition, health insurance premiums and dental insurance premiums for TISD employees will decrease for the 2022-2023 school year. TISD will also continue to offer district-paid life insurance and long-term disability coverage for full-time employees.
TISD teachers may be eligible for additional pay in 2022-23 under the Texas Teacher Incentive Allocation (TIA) program. TISD completed its data entry year in 2021-2022 and will begin analyzing data and submitting teachers for recognized TIA, master’s or exemplary designations. Teachers who qualify for a designation can earn between $3,000 and $30,000 in additional salary per year.