CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi teachers finally know how much of a pay raise they will get this school year.
The raise comes after the Texas Legislature approved extra funding for teacher pay raises but left it up to individual school districts to decide how big they should be.
The CCISD school board members made their decision earlier tonight. That decision was that teachers, nurses and librarians with six or more years of experience will see a five percent increase on their paychecks. Anybody in those roles with less experience will see a three percent raise. Other full time employees will get two percent raises.
During the meeting, school board member Dr. Tony Diaz proposed making the raises 1 percent higher, however that got voted down.
"Janie Bell, Catherine Susser, John Longoria, and Jaime Arredondo voted against that increase. So teachers are going to remember that when we go to the polls next time," warned Nancy Vera with the Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers.
In addition to the raises, the school board also approved a one-year stipend. In November, teachers will get a check in the amount of one to three percent of their salaries depending on experience.
Teachers will begin seeing the raises reflected in their pay checks starting September 15.