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Katy ISD School Board Votes for Pay Increase in Special Meeting


May 27, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees met in a special meeting yesterday. They voted unanimously to approve a mid-point pay grade increase for District teachers, hourly employees, and all other employees for the 2022-2023 school year.

Board Approves 5% and 3% Pay Increases

The Katy ISD Board of the Trustees voted to approve a 5% pay grade increase for all District classroom teachers as well as hourly employees. A 3% increase was also approved for all other Katy ISD employees for the 2022-2023 school year.

“As a Board, it’s a priority to invest in our hardworking staff and maintain competitive salaries to attract and retain high-quality employees,” says Lance Redmon, Katy ISD Board Vice President.

Katy Starting Teacher Salary One of Highest in Region

Classroom teachers will see an increase of $3,600, while the starting pay for a new teacher will be $60,700. Katy ISD offers one of the highest starting teacher salaries in the region.

“Our employees have demonstrated an inspiring resilience over the last two years and consistently ensure that our students have access to resources and opportunities for success,” says Redmon.

The pay increase does extend to school bus drivers as everyone who works within Katy ISD will see a pay increase.

Still, many teachers took to social media to point out that those who have been teaching with the District for years make nowhere near to what newly hired teachers are being offered.

Katy ISD is Actively Hiring

Katy ISD is the fastest growing public-school District in Katy with plans of more growth on the horizon. The District reached 90,000 students this past academic year and is projected to reach over 100,000 students by 2028.

To meet such growth, the District already has the approval and funding from the 2021 bond to build four schools in the next three years.

The District once again earned a spot in the Forbes List of Best Employers in the state of Texas this year. Katy ISD was the only school district named. The District came in at #8 along with businesses like Dell Technologies, NASA, Southwest Airlines and other renowned companies.

Katy ISD is looking to hire 100’s of new positions from classroom teachers, special education support, counselors, bus drivers and more. To see all open positions for the 2022-2023 school year and to apply, visit their website.


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