Belton ISD Passes Teacher Salary Increase
The city of Belton loves its teachers and took steps this week to make sure that they know their hard work and dedication is appreciated. Belton ISD unanimously approved a pay raise for teachers this week following the passage of Texas House Bill 3. This means teachers will see pay raises that average about 6.5%.
In all, the raises will add up to about $5 million dollars according to Superintendent Susan Kincannon. Check out the full press release from the city of Belton with the button below.
House Bill 3 says 75% of the increase needs to go to teachers, nurses, librarians, and counselors. 25% can go to administrators. Kincannon broke it down further and told KCENTV the average teacher will see a pay increase of $3200 up to $5200. The starting salary for teachers is now $50,200.
Belton ISD says they're not done yet. They also hope to offer an increase for teachers aides and other staff. The districts health insurance contribution will also go up by $25 bucks.
Up next is an evaluation of the district's tax rate in accordance to the stipulations laid out in the new House Bill 3.