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Employee Pay Increases Keep MISD Among Top Paying Districts in the Area

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The 2019-2020 employee compensation plan, approved by the MISD Board of Trustees at their June meeting, will keep MISD among the top paying districts in the area.

The 2019-2020 employee compensation plan, approved by the MISD Board of Trustees at their June meeting, will keep MISD among the top paying districts in the area.

McKinney, Texas – The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved a new employee compensation plan for the 2019-2020 school year with a unanimous vote at the monthly board meeting in June.

Non-exempt employees, which includes paraprofessional staff and other hourly support positions, will receive a 5 percent of mid-point pay increase.

Exempt employees, comprised primarily of salaried campus and administrative support staff, will receive a 3 percent of mid-point pay increase. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the board has approved a raise of 3 percent or greater.

Teachers, Nurses, Counselors, Librarians, Special Education Professionals, etc. will receive a $2,100 pay increase. Additional salary adjustments dependent upon years of service range from $100 to $900.

All employees will continue to receive the $500 mid-year stipend.

New Teacher starting compensation (salary + mid-year stipend) will be $55,650 + $500 = $56,150.

The initial state legislature conversation regarding a $4,000 or $5,000 teacher pay raise never materialized into actual legislation. MISD allocated 87 percent of the legislative funding increase towards compensation plan increases.

McKinney ISD will remain among the highest paying school districts in the area.

“I’m delighted that McKinney ISD is able to offer a competitive pay increase to our employee family,” said Assistant Superintendent and Chief Human Resources Officer, Tamira Griffin. “Our teachers and all other employees have one primary goal and that is to provide a great educational experience for all students that prepares them for the future. We are able to do that only because of our dedicated team members, which include those who work directly with students and those who support them in other ways. We are thankful for our MISD family and want all employees to know how much they are valued.”

McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel said that the new compensation plan will help keep MISD competitive with neighboring districts in acquiring and retaining the most qualified teachers and support staff in North Texas.

“We have a board of trustees that values and appreciates our staff,” said McDaniel. “They understand that the success of our students is dependent upon the quality of our teachers and staff. The single most important factor for a student’s academic success is exceptional instruction, and that comes from hiring the best teachers in the area. We believe that we can continue to hire great staff by offering competitive compensation and by focusing on a positive work environment.”

The Dallas Business Journal and the Dallas Morning News have both named McKinney ISD to their Best Places to Work list. In 2018, McKinney ISD was named the #1 Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal in the Extra-Large Business category.

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