The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted 4-3, with Ken Baliker, Ann Hammond and Page Rander opposed, to approve a three percent, one-time salary supplement to be paid in a lump sum to employees of the district in October.
“The district is facing another year of decreasing State funding and a potential budget deficit,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith said. “Employee raises were last given in the 2010-2011 school year and amounted to one percent. Staff received no increase in 2011-2012 nor will they receive one in 2012-2013 under current budget scenarios. It is important to provide some form of compensation to help offset the cost of living and health insurance increases over the two year biennium.”
The district’s administration provided three compensation plans to chose from, two which offered one-time salary supplements, and a third that provided a permanent one percent pay increase coupled with an $875 one-time salary supplement. The option chosen will provide a minimum $1,000 payment to a maximum $2,5000 payment, equal to three percent of the employee's salary, according to a news release by the district. News Release
The school board tabled action on approval of a policy concerning non-school use of school facilities. The item was referred back to the district’s policy committee for further consideration.
The school board voted unanimously to name Sharon Lopez, former assistant principal of Clear Brook High School, as associate principal at Clear Brook.
The school board voted unanimously to name Troy Scott as assistant principal at Clear Springs High School. Scott previously served as an administrative intern at Creekside Intermediate.
The school board voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of League City for the construction of a park at League City Elementary.
“League City has obtained grant funding of approximately $480,000 from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to construct a park on district property adjacent to League City Elementary,” Smith said. “The land is currently used as a practice site for little league baseball. The proposed park will include play structures, multi-purpose fields and basketball courts.”
The school board voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of $75,000 from the capital projects fund for parking lot improvements at League City Elementary.
“The existing parking lot in the rear of League City Elementary has numerous potholes and is too small for the campus,” Smith said. “In conjunction with the construction of a park at League City Elementary, capital projects funding is requested to complete needed parking lot improvements.”
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda