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TRUSTEES APPROVE RAISES FOR DISTRICT EMPLOYEES

During last night's Belton ISD school board meeting, trustees approved a compensation plan for the 2018-2019 school year that includes raises for District employees.

Equal to two-percent of the midpoint of their salary range, the approved raise will result in a $1,200 increase for teachers, librarians and nurses.

“This compensation plan ensures that Belton ISD will remain competitive with other districts in our market,” described Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon.

Each year the District conducts a review of salary schedules and pay structures in order to maintain a competitive salary system that supports the recruitment and retention of quality employees. This year’s review found that Belton ISD’s beginning teacher salaries, which will increase to $47,300, was four percent above the average starting salary for eight surveyed districts in the area.

“Great employees make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Board President Mike Cowan. “That’s why recruiting and retaining outstanding employees, from the school bus driver to the classroom teacher, is a priority for our school board and the community we serve.”