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scal year that began July 1 includes $193 million for the general fund, $56 million in debt services and about $6.2 million for child nutrition. Trustees Becky St. John, Coley Can- ter and Jorge Rodriguez voted against the budget, citing concerns with how it was balanced. “The district will continue to eval- uate positions and stang and make reductions through attrition where feasible,” according to a board presen- tation. If reductions throughout the year do not cover the budget short- fall, the district will need to amend its budget at the end of the year, the presentation stated. A nal property tax rate will be approved in August or September, GCISD Chief Financial Ocer DaiAnn Mooney said. For the general operating budget, payroll costs make up 87.11% of the budget at around $115 million. The board of trustees also voted 4-3 at the meeting to approve raises for sta. Starting teacher salaries will begin at $57,000. Teachers, nurses and librarians will receive a raise of 2% of the midpoint rate for their salary
through the nal numbers. A work- shop is scheduled for Aug. 15 with a vote on the nal budget planned for Aug. 29. Preliminary numbers show total expenditures of more than $90.3 million with a projected student
range, while other employees, includ- ing paraprofessionals, custodians and attendance clerks, will receive a raise of 1% of the midpoint rate. The pay increase will be at least $1,250 for all teachers, nurses and librarians, according to the budget presentation. Trustees Canter,
with 20-25 years of experience will get a 6% raise. Those with 26-30 years will get a 6.5% increase, and those with 31-plus years of experience will get a 7% raise. The total cost to the district for those increases is more than $2.16 million, according to Lauren Wur- man, the district’s executive director of human resources. The raises for teachers are in addi- tion to the one-time retention pay- ments of between $1,600-$3,200 approved by the board May 23. Also at the June 20 meeting, the board approved a 2% midpoint raise increase for all other district sta, including clerical, nutrition and trans- portation workers. At a July 25 meeting, trustees approved a $2 hourly increase for child nutrition employees and a start- ing pay of $13.50 per hour. All of the salary increases will be incorporated into the budget for the Aug. 15 workshop.
population for the upcoming school year of 8,487. Higher pay for teachers and sta will be part of the upcoming budget. Trustees voted unanimously June 20 to increase the starting pay for new teachers with no experience to
St. John and Rodri- guez voted against the raises, saying they wanted the 2% wage increase to apply to all sta. The recapture payment, also known as a Robin Hood payment, to the state is pro- jected to be $54.6
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million, which is a decrease from the nearly $57.4 million payment made in FY 2021-22. Mooney said the budget is “a plan” that will be amended as the school year progresses. Final budget still to come Because CISD’s scal year begins Sept. 1, ocials are still working
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