The Friendswood Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve a one-time, three percent salary supplement for all employees, with a minimum payment of $1,000 and a maximum payment of $2,500.
The payment will be made during the 2012-2013 school year.
“Due to the continued decrease in state funding, FISD will be faced with adopting a deficit budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year,” Superintendent Trish Hanks said.
Hanks noted that no pay raises will be given in 2012-2013 under current budget proposals, due to decreased funding. Hanks also said staff received no increase in 2011-2012, and administrators no increase in 2010-2011.
“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,” Hanks said. “The average employee will see a decrease of approximately $1,000 a year in take home pay due to health insurance premium increases alone over the past two years.”
The estimated budget impact of the salary supplement is $793,000.
The board voted unanimously to change the start time for Friendswood Junior High to 8:50 a.m. for the next school year.
Currently, the junior high begins at 8:30 a.m. The change was requested to allow staff a 45 minute planning session prior to the start of classes.
The board voted unanimously to reschedule the July board meeting for July 16.
The board voted unanimously to engage Null-Lairson, PC to conduct the audit for FY2012.
The school board voted 5-0, with Daniel Hopkins recusing himself from voting, to approve various expenditures utilizing bond funds.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Trustee Dr. Matt Robinson was absent. Agenda