Hard working teachers may be able to have a more enjoyable summer vacation after finding out that their bank accounts will be a little larger in the coming years because of significant salary increases approved by the TISD School Board in its 2019-2020 budget.

Due to additional funding coming from the State of Texas following the passage of Texas House Bill 3, annual teacher compensation will now range from a salary of 43k to a maximum of 63k each year.

In addition, TISD teachers will receive salary increases ranging from 10% to 17% depending upon years of experience.

"We will also be able to provide other district staff a 5% to 7% mid-point raise," said TISD public relations executive Tina Veal-Gooch. "Additionally, personnel and resources have been added within the budget to support classroom teachers in the areas of curriculum and instruction, special services for dyslexia and 504 requirements as well as additional teacher positions to reduce class sizes in targeted areas."

Veal-Gooch said the new compensation package will also include an increase in various other staff compensation such as Dual Credit stipends for our teachers preparing students for college readiness.