DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees signed off Monday night on its 2022-23 budget.

The $101 million budget includes $67.5 million in payroll for more than 1,000 district employees.

The budget includes these changes trustees approved on May 23:

  • 7% raise for teaching staff (based on median teacher salary)
  • 7% raise for auxiliary/clerical hourly staff  (based on pay grade midpoint)
  • 4% raise for administrative/professional staff (based on pay grade midpoint)
  • The adoption of a minimum $15 per hour wage for all hourly staff

The district will also pay $20 million back to the state in the form of recapture.

The budget goes into effect Friday, July 1.

It was a 5-1 vote with one abstaining. 

The district says the budget passed on a 5-to-1 vote with Tricia Quintero opposed and Olivia Barnard abstaining.