Wednesday night, officials with the Ysleta Independent School District announced that their Board of Trustees had approved a $480 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
The new budget includes a 3% pay raise for employees, as well as $2,000 in retention stipends for each eligible employee.
“Ysleta ISD has consistently secured optimal revenue and delivered a balanced budget, while also providing annual pay raises and sustaining favorable health and welfare benefits,” district officials said.
“This year’s compensation plan is no different. Aside from the pay raises and one- time lump-sum payment, YISD employees will not see increases next year in their contributions toward their current health plans.”
The budget was approved Wednesday night at the school board’s regular meeting and includes a $21 million employee compensation plan that consists of a 3% salary increase from the mid-point for teachers, nurses, librarians, paraprofessionals, ancillary/hourly and administrative/professional technicians.
In addition, full-time employees who meet certain requirements will also receive the following:
$750 Fall stipend in September 2021
$500 Mid-year stipend in December 2021
$750 Spring stipend in April 2022