The Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 7, for a called meeting. At this meeting, the Board unanimously approved salary increases across the board for all staff members, including an average salary increase of more than 3.5% for all teachers, counselors, nurses, and librarians. In addition, the Board approved a 4% pay increase for all returning clerical, support, auxiliary, and paraprofessional staff and a 1.5% pay increase for all administrators for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.
“Our Board of Trustees has raised salaries for our staff members for the past four years in a row. They understand the importance of recruiting and retaining a strong staff, and rewarding them for their hard work and achievements in the classroom,” said Dr. Jeremy Glenn, WISD Superintendent. “All of our staff members are extremely appreciative of the support they receive from our Board.”
Ryan Cavazos, current principal of High School of Choice/Challenge Academy, was named the new principal of Howard Junior High School, replacing Jacob Perry, who was named last month as the new Director of Support Services for the district.
“Mr. Cavazos has proven himself to be a strong leader over the past two years at High School of Choice/Challenge Academy,” said Glenn. “We know he will continue the great work that Mr. Perry has done at Howard and will lead the campus and its staff to new heights.”
Also at last night’s meeting, the Trustees approved The Nay Company as the design-build contractor for the new district agriscience facility, to be located near the new Waxahachie High School. The board also voted to name the building the Ron Appleton Agriscience Building.
Outgoing Trustees Matt Authier, Gary Fox, and James Villarreal were honored last night for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to Waxahachie ISD as board members. New Trustees Kim Kriegel, John Rodgers, and Melissa Starnater will be sworn in at next Monday’s regular meeting.
For a recording of the full meeting, please visit our YouTube channel.
For more information about WISD, please visit www.wisd.org.
Continuing our tradition of “Excellence in Education,” the mission of the Waxahachie Independent School District is to develop, through a cooperative effort with the home and community, well-educated, responsible citizens who can excel in a complex world.