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LISD Board members approves pay increases

July 18, 2019


​It was a packed house at the monthly meeting of the Lumberton ISD meeting on Thursday, July 11.
​Most of the assembled group came to hear word of the 2019-2020 proposed LISD Teacher Pay Scales discussion.
​Board President James Kersh moved some items around to kickoff the consent agenda with discussion of teachers pay scales.
​Texas House Bill #3 mandated that much of the legislature appropriations go to teachers’ salaries.
​“Thirty percent of the money will go to teachers payroll and another 25 percent to supportive personnel,” he said.
​Following the budget workshop, the board moved to adopt the teachers’ pay scale and work on support staff at another workshop.
​ “The minimum teacher pay scale is $41,000,” Superintendent Gerald Chandler said, “and then the maximum scale (will) increase as well.
​A 30-year experienced teacher could make as much as $63,500 under the new scale. This compares to the $38,000 pay scale on the low end and $56,650 on the maximum for the 2018-2019 school year.
​“The average teacher pay raise is $5,170,” Lori Mack, LISD Business Manager said.
​Board members approved the 2019-2020 pay scales with a vote of 6 to zero.
​The LISD Board also approved a TxDot resolution to oppose an elevated median which would eliminate the left and right turn lanes on Main Street.
​Lumberton City already signed a similar resolution and it is anticipated that the county and that EMT & Fire plans to do so soon.
​Kersh said the proposed plan to restrict travel on Hwy 96/Main Street would “affect school buses moving between the campuses.”
​“We’re all on the same page,” he said, speaking of the different entities opposed to the plan.
​School district concerns involve the ease of transportation, increased costs per mile, and safety of passengers.
​The resolution passed without opposition.
​A single action item about the LISD FM421 school property was skipped for possible discussion until the executive session.
​No action was ultimately undertaken by the board on Thursday regarding the property during or after the closed session, according to Chandler. 

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