Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | May 2021

EDUCATION BRIEFS

News from Round Rock, Pugerville & Hutto ISDs

RoundRock ISDupholds currentmaskpolicy

BY AMY DENNEY

MASK UP

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ROUND ROCK ISD After an hour and a half of public testimony and more than an hour of board discus- sion, Round Rock ISD trustees voted 5-2 April 15 to keep the existing mask policy in place. Under the district’s policy, masks can only be removed at recess or during a P.E. class. Those who remove a mask should socially distance from others.

Round Rock ISDmask policy Masks are required for: • all students in pre-K-12th grade • teachers, sta and adult visitors Masks should be worn: • on buses, school vehicles

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Redbud Elementary School is located in the Ryan’s Crossing neighborhood. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)

• inside school buildings • on school property, even outdoors

Name selected for 35th elementary school ROUND ROCK ISD Board members chose the name Redbud Elementary School on April 15 for the district’s newest school. Trustees selected the name from a list of three provided by the naming committee. The two other suggestions were Juanita Craft and Bright Lake. in the media center. Redbud was the top choice for most of the board members and the committee. The district’s 35th elementary school will open for the 2021-22 school year and be located at 1500 Ty Cobb Place, Round Rock, in the Ryan’s Crossing neighborhood near Old BY AMY DENNEY

SOURCE: ROUND ROCK ISD COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Teachers tosee 1%salary increase for 202122

BY AMY DENNEY

compensation based on years of service and increasing salaries for employees whose compensation falls below average market rates. The total cost of these changes is about $4.6 million or 1.4% of current costs for compensation. The increase is included in the proposed 2021-22 budget, which the board is slated to approve in June.

ROUND ROCK ISD In an eort to keep salaries competitive and main- tain morale, trustees unanimously voted to increase teacher pay by 1%. The board approved the increases April 15 along with other pay changes, such as raising the starting pay of rst-year teachers and librarians to $50,250, adjusting

Settlers Park. Funding for the campus was part of the district’s 2018 bond and will help reduce overcrowding at Herrington Elementary School. About $48.15 million from the bond was allocated for the new school.

The name Redbud was inspired by its location near Old Settlers Park, which is home to numerous redbud trees. Included in the design is a large tree that serves as a central focal point

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