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Board of Trustees Approves Equivalent of a 2 Percent Salary Increase

Dear Team AISD, 

We appreciate the outstanding work and service of every district employee. Your dedication is making a significant difference in the lives of our students and families.

In recognition of your hard work, we are making every possible effort to improve salaries in these very difficult financial times. That's why we are very pleased to announce that on Aug. 26, 2014, the Board of Trustees approved the equivalent of a 2 percent salary increase for all regular full-time and part-time employees who qualify for benefits based on their current salary.

The increase will be retroactive to the employee’s first duty day for 2014–15. Retroactive pay and the salary increase will first appear in checks at the end of October.

As with the previous 3 percent increase that was first applied in the 2012–13 school year, and replicated in the 2013–14 school year, this new 2 percent salary increase will be pensionable. However, as a result of the state funding cuts of $50 million that were never restored and the operating budget deficit, it cannot be guaranteed to continue until we find a permanent revenue source.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon us all to continue to identify efficiencies, savings measures and new revenue streams to ensure that the 5 percent becomes permanent at our first available opportunity.
Again, your service to our students and commitment to the district is very much appreciated.

Paul Cruz, Ph.D.
Interim Superintendent
Austin Independent School District

Nicole Conley
Chief Financial Officer
Austin Independent School District

Michael Houser
Chief Human Capital Officer
Austin Independent School District