Board Approves Salary Increase
Canutillo teachers get 5 percent salary increase
Posted on 05/24/2023
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The Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved a compensation package for the 2023-24 school year that includes a 5 percent salary increase for teachers and a 3 percent pay hike for all other employees.

Under the approved plan, which goes into effect in July, starting salary for teachers with zero years of experience increases to $60,000 — a $4,000 increase from the current pay structure.

“We are happy to be able to provide this compensation package despite some of the financial uncertainties that Canutillo and other districts in Texas are currently facing,” said Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz. “Our school board understands that in order to remain competitive in this market and retain and attract the best employees, we must do whatever we can to provide salaries that make an impact.”

Canutillo ISD has offered salary increases for its employees for several consecutive years.

Trustees on Tuesday also approved higher minimum salaries for school bus drivers, who will now earn $22 an hour. The District is currently experiencing a shortage of bus drivers and must compete with neighboring districts to attract candidates.

Also included in the compensation package are:

  • An increase of the minimum hourly wage to $15.
  • A $500 increase to the bilingual education certification stipend to $2,500.
  • Stipend increases for varsity coaches in baseball, softball, volleyball and track.
  • An alignment of salary midpoints to the El Paso market.

The total cost of the compensation package to the District is $3.6 million.

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