On Tuesday night, the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) Board of Trustees has approved a $475.5 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year, which includes employee pay raises ranging from 5% to 6.5%, and a one-time lump-sum payment of $500 per full-time employee.
“On behalf of all employees at the Ysleta Independent School District, I’d like to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to our dedicated Board of Trustees for providing these generous wage increases,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre said.
“We deeply value the passion, loyalty, and commitment of our employees, and we are proud to provide these pay raises as we continue striving toward greater heights of innovation and excellence in our programs and schools.”
The budget was approved Tuesday night at the school board’s regular meeting, and includes a $23.7 million employee compensation plan that calls for the following pay raises from the mid-point:
6.5% for full-time hourly employees (also classified as paraprofessionals or ancillary);
5% for teachers, nurses, and librarians with 0-5 years of service;
5.5% for teachers, nurses, and librarians with 6-18 years of service;
6% for teachers, nurses, and librarians with 19-30 years of service; and
5% for administration.
“Over the past five years, Ysleta ISD has steadfastly secured optimal revenue and delivered a balanced budget, while also providing annual pay raises and sustaining favorable health and welfare benefits,” YISD officials added via a news release.
“This year’s compensation plan is no different. Aside from the pay raises and one-time lump-sum payment, YISD will also contribute an additional $762 per employee to the district health plan. As a result, YISD employees will not see increases next year in their contributions toward their current health plans, officials said.”
In addition, full-time employees who meet certain requirements will receive a $500 one-time lump-sum payment on their last regular paycheck in November 2019.
This is the third year that YISD has offered the lump-sum payment to its employees.