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ROISD Board approves raises for the 2024-2025 school year

At a time when many area districts are closing schools, reducing staff, or not giving raises, Red Oak ISD continues to prioritize people by providing staff with increased pay for next year.

On May 13, 2024, the School Board approved staff raises for the 2024-2025 school year. The teacher scale will be increased by $1,000 at each step. All current teachers will receive the $1,000 increase plus their step increase. Teachers above the new Step 30 salary will receive a $1,000 longevity increase.

Staff on the Auxiliary/Paraprofessional (hourly) pay plan will receive a 5% raise, based on the midpoint of their pay range. Administrative/Professional staff will receive a 3% raise, based on the midpoint of their pay range.

Administration and the School Board recognize the importance of increasing salaries and benefits for staff; the largest District cost with over 80% of the budget comprised of personnel expenses. The Board, in particular, has been transparent in its desire to express to employees that they are appreciated and valued.

The ROISD Compensation Plans will be approved by the Board in June along with the full 2024-2025 budget adoption. Raises for the 2024-2025 school year will be based on the updated compensation plans.

“We continue to strive to remain competitive with our staff salaries and benefits,” stated ROISD Superintendent Brenda Sanford. “We know how important it is to have experienced, knowledgeable educators in each classroom. We know our staff choose Red Oak ISD because of the family atmosphere and we value their dedication to Hawk Nation.”

Red Oak ISD is also partnering with Region X for a National Board Certified Teacher cohort and looking to expand with a Teacher Allotment Incentive (TIA) program launching next year.

“The Board knows that our teachers and staff deserve competitive pay and benefits and the administration has worked hard to provide a raise to staff. I thank the Board for their goal to reward our educators and staff across the district,” stated Superintendent Sanford.

This year, the calendar was built to meet the academic needs for teaching and learning, but also provide breaks for staff (and students) without impacting the annual pay of staff.

Campus-based staff makes up over 65% of our entire workforce of right around 850 full-time equivalent personnel (FTEs). District-level paraprofessionals, support services, and auxiliary staff comprise the next 30% with central office employees equating to less than 5% of our total staff.