KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 25, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees met in a Work Study Meeting yesterday. They voted unanimously to approve the District’s compensation plan calling for a 3% pay raise above the midpoint for all employee groups for the 2023-2024 school year.
At last night’s meeting the Katy ISD Board of Trustees prioritized staff pay with a unanimous vote to approve a 3% pay raise above the midpoint for all employee groups for this upcoming school year.
Families Move to Katy for the Schools
"Families continue to choose Katy as their home because of the excellent reputation of Katy ISD," says Board of Trustee Member Rebecca Fox. "Student success and a vast array of opportunities for them is a result of every staff member."
Approval of this compensation increase sets the starting teacher pay at $62,400, which is among the highest starting teacher salaries in the greater Houston area.
"It is important to show how much we value every employee and how grateful we are for their contributions," says Fox.
In 2022, the board approved a midpoint pay grade increase of 5% for District teachers, 3% for hourly employees, and all other employees.
Like last years increase, this pay increase includes everyone who works for KISD including cafeteria workers and bus drivers.
“The Board and administration took a very long look at the budget situation and made the necessary adjustments to ensure we could take care of our Katy ISD staff,” says Victor Perez, President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.
One of the Fastest Growing Houston Area Districts
Katy ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the Greater Houston area. This pay increase also puts them among the highest paying districts in the area for starting teachers.
Katy ISD is Actively Hiring
According to the Katy ISD’s Human Resource page, they have over 14,000 employees (both full-time and part-time). They estimate to start the 2023-2022 school year with nearly 94,000 students.
This year they will open two new elementary schools, Faldyn Elementary School and Youngblood Elementary school. A new high school and junior high are actively being constructed and set to open fall of 2024 as the District continues to meet the demands of the rapidly growing Katy area.
The nation continues to experience a shortage of teachers and Katy ISD is no different. The District is actively hiring all positions. Learn more online.
"It takes a multitude of people with varied strengths and talents to deliver the outstanding performance of our students and staff," says Fox.