Teachers and staff could see more money in their paychecks and employer contributions towards their health care benefits next school year.
Leander ISD continues to pay teachers more than the market salary, according to a study by LISD staff.
For 2019–20, the human resource team recommended a 2-percent, across-the-board salary increase for district employees, as well as an increase in the district’s contribution toward health insurance to $340 per employee per month.
“The Board and administration continue to be mindful of the financial realities of our world-class teachers and staff,” said Board President Aaron Johnson. “Working within our budget structure to offset costs helps ensure LISD will continue to be a destination district for the very best and brightest teachers.”
While LISD proposed adding $1,000,000 to support employee health benefits, the additional funding will only help offset the annual healthcare inflation costs. Employees will most likely still see higher premiums for 2019–20 as a result of rising health care costs across the state.
“There’s no question about the Board’s and the district’s commitment to our employees, especially when it comes to health care,” said Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D. “Our benefits department works hard to ensure the best health care options are available, even in the face of rising costs.”