Lake Travis - Westlake Edition | June 2021


News from Eanes & Leander ISDs

Eanes ISD teachers to receive 2% midpoint salary raise for 202122

Leander ISD hires newarea superintendent

Here is what other Central Texas school districts have approved as sta raises in their 2021-22 budgets. D I S T R I C T COMPARI SONS


LEANDER ISD Starting this summer, Heather BY TAYLOR GIRTMAN

as well as a 2% increase for substitute compensation and supplemental pay rates. EISD will also maintain its monthly contribution to employees’ benets at the rate of $473. Several trustees, including board President John Havenstrite, noted the board’s desire to allocate higher raises if that action was nancially achiev- able. Notably, the increase will follow a year of salary freezes as a result of budgetary constraints. In part, these constraints can be attributed to the funding EISD receives, which ocials have stated is less than that of nearby ISDs. “The factor that contributes most to our inability to pay our sta what we want is the Texas school nance structure,” Havenstrite said.

EANES ISD The board of trustees for Eanes ISD approved a 2% compensa- tion increase for sta in the 2021-22 school year. The unanimous decision, made during the May 25 board meeting, follows multiple weeks of deliberation by the board. The adjustment includes a 2% increase for teachers, nurses and librarians based on a teacher’s midpoint salary—the middle of an employee’s salary scale that pro- gresses based on years of experience. All other district sta will receive a 2% increase based on the midpoint salary for each respective pay grade, according to EISD information. Additionally, the board approved a 2% increase on all district stipends

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Sánchez will be a new area

superintendent at Leander ISD. The board of trustees approved the hire May 6. Sánchez previously worked as an executive director of schools in a Seattle-area school district, according to LISD, and has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. There are three LISD area superintendents to oversee a set of campuses, according to the district. Sánchez replaces Devin Padavil who became the Taylor ISD superintendent earlier this year. Heather Sánchez Instructions for meeting attendance are at each district’s website. Eanes ISD board of trustees meets on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 601 Camp Craft Road, West Lake Hills • Lake Travis ISD board of trustees meets on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 607 N. RM 620, Lakeway Leander ISD board of trustees meets on the second and fourth Thursday at 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park MEETINGSWE COVER

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Eanes ISDtrustees Spradleyand Champagnebeginnewterms


EANES ISD James Spradley and Jennifer Champagne ocially began their new terms on the Eanes ISD board during a May 25 trustee meeting, after completing their oaths of oce. Spradley and Champagne won their re-election cam- paigns in the May 1 local election for Place 4 and Place 5, respectively. Both places are 3-year at large positions. Champagne was rst elected to the board in 2015 and Spradley in 2019. The board also voted to appoint trustee John Haven- strite as board president and James Spradley as vice president. Trustee Heather Sheeld will also serve as the board’s secretary.

Jennifer Champagne and James Spradley completed their oaths of oce during a May 25 board meeting. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)

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