CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Teachers in the Corpus Christi Independent School District will soon know how much their pay raises for the coming school year will be.
Those raises were approved by state lawmakers during this recent legislative session. The CCISD school board will formally hear the proposal during a budget workshop next week.
Under the current projections, district teachers, nurses and librarians with more than five years of experience would receive a four percent pay raise. That would add up to a $2,204 increase in their salary. Those same employees with fewer years of service would get a 3.5 percent pay raise. The hike equates to a $1,927 jump in salary for those employees. It would also increase the starting teacher salary in CCISD to $50,430.
In addition, non-administrative employees would have their pay bumped up by three percent. This category includes bus drivers, custodians, police officers and counselors.
All employees would also receive a one-time, one-percent stipend based on their salaries.
CCISD school board members will have to approve the raises. They will hold a budget workshop and regular meeting on Monday. However, discussions for next school year's budget will continue through August. Based on the current calendar, the board is set to adopt the district's budget for next school year on August 26, which is also the first day of school.