HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District Superintendent Millard House II announced Thursday an update to the district’s compensation plan for teachers, according to a release.
The new starting salary for new HISD teachers is now $61,500, an 11% pay increase, House announced in a news conference.
HISD previously announced its five-year strategic plan on a 6.75% raise for teachers but has since updated that plan that will make the district’s salaries more competitive in the Houston area.
“It is pass due time to live up to this end of the bargain, and from a compensation standpoint,” House said. “We believe this revised plan is a big step in the right direction in reference to this goal. "
93% of our current teachers have said they will return to HISD next year, House said.
“If we want to attract the best talent, we want the students to have the best teachers and high-quality learning,” HISD Board President Judith Cruz said. “We have to be competitive, and we have to make sure to retain and attract the best teachers to this district.”
House also announced that most of HISD employees will have a pay rate of at least $15 an hour. In addition, the district also revised their compensation plans for principles, assistant principals and deans.
The new rate will go into effect at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, according to House.