PSJA ISD School Board to review proposed pay raises, stipends for all employees
District committed to continue offering competitive pay for all teachers, staff
PHARR - As part of district efforts to continue prioritizing compensation for staff, the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) Superintendent and Administration plan to propose competitive pay increases for all employees during a school board meeting to be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the PSJA Early College High School Lecture Hall.
The following salary increases are being proposed for the 2022-2023 school year with the support of professional teacher/employee organizations and will be reviewed and voted on by the PSJA ISD School Board of Trustees:
A 3% salary increase from the midpoint for all employees
$3,500 one-time retention stipend for all teachers
$3,000 one-time retention/recruitment stipend for all employees
$18/hr starting pay for Bus Drivers
In addition, a one-time $450 incentive is being proposed for teachers participating in the district's Reading Academies upon their completion of training modules.
"We want our teachers and staff to know that we appreciate all their hard work and dedication and value their contribution to the success of our PSJA students,” said School Board President Rick Pedraza. “It is very important to us to continue doing everything we can to ensure our compensation package is robust and competitive."
Compensation increases for teachers will average from $5,250 to $6,000, continuing to make PSJA ISD’s starting pay for teachers among the best in the region. Additionally, PSJA ISD will continue to pay 100% of healthcare base plan costs for all employees.
“I would also like to commend our Human Resources and Business Services teams for their commitment to help balance our budget to ensure we can propose this competitive compensation plan. We know very well how important this is for the well-being of our staff members and families," said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo.