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District approves salary increases




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July 9, 2014 | 1,807 views | Post a comment

The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) trustees, working to keep the district competitive with salaries and benefits for employees, has approved salary increases for four key personnel and a step increase in base salary for all district pay grades.

The trustees addressed employee retention and what constitutes competitive compensation during their June 30 meeting.

District Finance Director Kati Burke presented information regarding increases for four staff members whose salaries were inconsistent with current pay grades, as well as implementing a step increase in base salary for all district pay grades. The figures were determined in comparison with other area school districts.

“In the past month or so, we’ve been reviewing this and we will try to standardize our practices going forward,” said Dr. Jose Moreno, the district superintendent. “... We want to retain and recruit the best.”

The board approved the administrative pay grade increases, the salary adjustments for the four employees, and a 2-percent raise for all auxiliary employees. In August, the board will revisit administrator pay raises.

Trustees also unanimously approved an employee retention stipend for all full-time and part-time contract and non-contract employees. The stipend for the 2014-15 school year for full-time staff is $250; part-time staff will receive $150.

Sandy Morander, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, addressed the trustees regarding a proposed after-school program that would be open to all students in the district.

“The YMCA has made it a mission to fill the gap between after the school day and the time when a guardian picks them up,” Morander said. “It’s important to make sure that it is not just a gap in the day, but a time of day that has value.”

The board also approved an update to the district’s student code of conduct and the student and employee handbooks, to include a policy on electronic cigarettes. Unanimously, the board approved a ban on “e-cigarettes” from all district facilities.

Also during the meeting, Moreno presented a report on the cost for renting district facilities, and the board heard a presentation from the School Health Advisory Council on its 2013-14 activities.
 

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