Midlothian Independent School District


Trustees approve staff raises

Trustees approve staff raises

Trustees approve raises with a minimum $1,000 increase for full-time staff and a $1,900 increase for teachers and librarians

The third budget workshop of the MISD Board of Trustees concluded with a 6-0 vote to adopt the 2024-25 Compensation Plan that includes a general pay increase of 3% raise for teachers and librarians with a $1,900 year-over-year salary increase. This is a significant increase from the traditional $400 annual teacher step salary scale. The new beginning teacher salary will increase to $57,500 for a teacher with zero years of experience and $58,500 with a master’s degree. 

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Trustees also approved an average 1% increase for all other positions with a minimum $1,000 annual raise for all full-time employees. Setting a minimum increase amount, called a floor, ensures that all full-time employees will receive a salary increase of at least $1,000 above their current salary. 

“Tonight, our board adopted an aggressive compensation plan for next year,” said Superintendent Dr. David Belding. “While revenues continue to offer significant challenges, our Board wanted to send a strong message of how much they value our teachers and staff by being as aggressive as they could regarding compensation for next year.”

The salary increases will be based on the midpoint of each newly board approved MISD paygrade and are effective with the 2024-25 contract year that begins in July. The approved Compensation Plan includes strategic market adjustments for 13 paygrade positions that are currently more than 10% below market, a strategy driven by the strategic goals outlined in the District's Balanced Scorecard. Impacted positions include bus monitors, instructional aides, athletic trainers and other individual roles. 

Budget workshop discussions continued to include challenges facing the district due to revenue reductions and the cost savings measures district leaders are implementing. The conversations led trustees to examine and consider potential outcomes of calling a voter-approval tax rate election.

Trustees' next steps will be to consider adopting the 2024-25 Budget in June.