Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct when the raise would go into effect. We regret the error.
ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) – Round Rock Independent School District voters approved a proposition in a tax rate election that will effectively grant teachers a pay increase.
The district called for a Voter Approved Tax Ratification Election (VATRE). According to RRISD, this would allow the district to keep more of its funding that it currently sends as “recapture” payments to the state.
Back in August, RRISD Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez said the district’s tax rate would decrease slightly.
He said the district called for this election to make up for shortcomings from this year’s legislative session that failed to secure raises for Texas teachers.
Teachers and all staff would receive a 3% additional raise. The raise would come on the January paycheck, which is the third check after the election. Azaiez said they would also be paid retroactively for time worked before November.
“We would make sure that is retroactive to the first day of their contract for the year, so that would be retroactive to July,” Azaiez said.