KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
June 25, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD announced that starting in the 2019-2020 school year, teachers and other district employees will receive a six-percent pay increase. Teachers and instructional paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn even more.
Good News for Katy ISD Teachers and Employees
According to Superintendent Ken Gregorski, the 6% increase along with no increase in benefits is one of the most significant employee compensation packages in recent district history.
“My commitment upon accepting this position was to focus on taking care of our employees through a competitive compensation package, thus ensuring we’re able to recruit and retain the best teachers around,” said Gregorski.
Katy ISD's announcement to increase pay for all employees, and offer additional compensation incentives for teachers, is partly due to the district’s long-term fiscal management practices and the passing of Senate Bill 500 that provides Harvey-related refunds, and House Bill 3, with the district’s compensation plan exceeding the priorities established by the Texas Legislature.
“After making sure we reward all of our staff, there is some additional money we’ve set aside to focus on those folks who have the greatest impact on student performance — our classroom teachers,” said Gregorski.
Teachers Have a Chance To Earn Even More
According to the district, teachers and instructional paraprofessionals can also earn up to 2% more (a total of 8%) through the attendance based performance incentive.*
Increase Split in Two Parts
The base salary increase will come in two parts, an approximate four-percent raise, with two other lump sums during the fall semester - one on August 15 for returning staff, and the other in December for all employees.
Benefits, Health Insurance Remain the Same
Katy ISD will also provide stability through its benefits package. While some Texas school districts anticipate premium increases this coming school year, Katy ISD will be holding its benefit premiums at last year’s rates. The district’s existing health insurance plans will not change.
*Katy Magazine reached out to Katy ISD for more details about the additional incentives based on attendance-based performance and will update this story when information becomes available.