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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is increasing salaries to teachers and staff, other benefits included

Grapevine, Texas – Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) gave the green light for a significant 4% pay hike for its teachers – the most substantial salary augmentation experienced by district employees to date.

The proposal was tabled before the board of trustees by Gema Padgett, the Chief Human Resources Officer of GCISD, on May 22 and received unanimous approval from the board.

Here are the specifics:

With the 2023-24 academic year in sight, the district staff are set to enjoy increased pay.

  • Entry-level teachers, librarians, and nurses are slated to receive a beginning salary of $59,250.
  • For existing teachers, librarians, and nurses, a pay rise of $2,550 has been granted, which represents a 4% midpoint increment.
  • A broad range of staff, including non-teaching professionals, administrative workers, technology, and instructional support personnel, as well as auxiliary staff – the district’s custodians among them – are to benefit from a 4% salary boost from their respective midpoints.
  • A starting hourly wage of $15.50 is in store for auxiliary and instructional support staff in the lower pay grades.

“I’m very proud of this raise that we’re giving,” board President Shannon Braun said at the meeting. “We had to make a lot of critical and hard decisions in order to give this raise, so I’m very proud of this.”

What else?

In a move promoting wellbeing among employees, the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) has confirmed that every staff member, with the exception of temporary workers and substitutes, will be granted a wellness day off.

Employees can avail themselves of this wellness day once per fiscal year. This new initiative is slated to kick off with the start of the 2023-24 academic year.

“I am grateful for the commitment of our trustees to ensure that the talent, dedication and hard work of our incredible employees is rewarded,” Superintendent Brad Schnautz said in a news release.

One more thing

The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) has announced a public meeting on June 20 to deliberate on the budget and prospective tax rate for the 2023-24 academic year. According to the district’s Chief Financial Officer, Derick Sibley, the proposed tax rate stands at $1.0769 per $100 of property valuation. This comes as a change from the previous school year, 2022-23, when the tax rate was fixed at $1.1308 per $100 valuation.

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