Teachers may get 1.5% pay hike

June 15, 2013

Granbury school district teachers will receive an average 1.5 percent pay increase this coming school year according to the preliminary budget.

Other employees would receive an average 1 percent increase.

The budget is expected to have a deficit of $900,000, but the district will likely still retain 20 percent of operating costs in reserves, finance director Sharay Boynton told the board.

In other business Monday, the board adopted a resolution allowing for the reappraisal of properties in and around the Rancho Brazos subdivision affected by the May 15 tornado. It will allow those homeowners to have a proration of their 2013 property taxes due in January 2014.

Trustees also approved funding for band instruments at Granbury High School, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School. The funds will allow for the replacement of several specialty instruments.

Trustees called a regular election for Tuesday, Nov. 5 for Places 5, 6, and 7 – Wade Railsback, Mark Jackson and B.J. Wallace.

Superintendent James Largent reported that Gov. Rick Perry has signed House Bill 5 into law, decreasing the number of state exams required for high school graduation and creating new pathways for a high school diploma.

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