Teachers could see pay raise in proposed 2020-2021 budget

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Mady Daddario

Among the topics discussed at Wednesday's special meeting of the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees was a potential pay raise for employees and a possible coronavirus stipend.

Wingspan Staff

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year with the district planning for the likelihood of the state cutting funds for public education as a result of the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the district is expecting some funding cuts, Frisco ISD is not considering furloughing any employees and is actually proposing an increase in employee compensation for 2020-2021.

“All of the budget recommendations we are proposing are designed to be sustainable,” Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Smith said in a Frisco ISD news release. “Thanks to responsible and prudent management, we have resources available to address the impact of this crisis, including funding shortfalls.”

However, the district is considering a $1,000 raise for all employees on the teacher pay scale, and a Coronavirus Assistance and Recognition of Effort Stipend for all employee that would be equal to 1.5 percent of base wages. The board will vote on this stipend on June 8, and if approved, it will be paid on July 15.