Victoria I.S.D. school board approves salary increases

The district is hiring for 2022-23 school year, offering stipends

VICTORIA, Texas – On Thursday, Victoria I.S.D. School Board trustees approved 6-1 pay increases for staff across the district. They also previously approved the retention and acquisition stipends at the January 2022 school board meeting.

The Victoria ISD continues to prioritize competitive pay to attract and retain the finest staff. For the 2022-23 school year, employees and staff of V.I.S.D. will see a 2% of mid-point pay increase.

Teachers will see the following pay increase:

  • a $1,100 pay increase in addition to a step increase for years of service.
  • a starting teacher salary of $48,200.
  • eligibility for a $3,000 one-time retention stipend paid for by ESSER III funds and
  • eligibility for a $1,000 one-time stipend for possessing or obtaining an ESL Certification before Sept. 1, 2022.

All together, teachers could see a minimum increase in pay for 2022-23 of $5,100.

Victoria I.S.D. is also moving its starting pay and making adjustments accordingly for Classified, Clerical-Paraprofessional, Instructional Administrative and Business Administrative positions.

Here’s a look at the new starting pay and adjustments

  • Entry-level paraprofessionals will now see a starting hourly rate of $11, the highest ever for the district.
  • Classified employees will now see a starting per hour rate of $10.25, also the highest ever for V.I.S.D.
  • Substitute workers, part-time staff and others who are paid based on a hiring schedule in the compensation plan will see an increase based on the 2% model.
  • Employees on one of the various hiring schedules are also eligible for the one-time retention stipend of either $3,000 for professionals and $1,5000 for paraprofessionals/clerical and classified staff.

The district continues to look for budgeting efficiencies across V.I.S.D. It also plans to remain a district with competitive pay for its employees. The cost of pay increase and adjustments for the district will total to approximately $2.7 million dollars.

VISD is hiring

The district  is currently hiring for the 2022-2023 school year and offering up to $3,000 in acquisition stipends for employees hired. You can find more information about the VISD Retention and Acquisition Stipend at www.VISD.net/stipends.

The District is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill positions within the following departments:

  • Business Office
  • Campus Administration, Teachers, and Support Staff
  • Central Supply/Warehouse
  • Child Nutrition/Food Service
  • Family Connection
  • Maintenance/Custodial Departments
  • Special Services Department
  • Transportation Department

The VISD Talent, Acquisition, Support and Retention (TASR) Office will host an in-person job fair on Monday, June 13. The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Career & Technology Institute Mall.

You can also visit www.visd.net/jobs/ to complete a job application.

Victoria I.S.D. provided the above information.