Arlington teachers and substitutes are getting a pay raise next school year.
For the second year in a row, the Arlington ISD School Board approved a budget that included a 4% pay raise for teachers and librarians and a big bump in the rate paid to long-term degree-certified substitutes.
The raises come as the board approved a $584 million general operating budget Tuesday that includes salary increases for all employees.
“Our board continues to make a substantial commitment to our staff, especially coming out of a pandemic,” said Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos. “These measures are another testament to that.”
For substitutes, long-term degree certified substitutes who were being paid slightly more than the market median amount of $123 a day, are getting a bump from $125 per day to $165 a day.
The district said the also made increases in the pay for daily rate, consecutive day and short-term sub pay, with all those categories now exceeding the market median.
The budget also includes an increase in the healthcare contribution and stipend increases to be market competitive.
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With 60,000 students and 8,500 staff members, Arlington ISD is the 13th largest school district in Texas.