HISD to become one of the most competitive districts in the region under Superintendent House’s new compensation plan

Raising teacher and staff salaries in HISD is a top commitment within the district’s five-year strategic plan. In order to meet that commitment, Superintendent Millard House II announced an update to the compensation plan that will make all HISD salaries among the most competitive in the region.

During a news conference on Thursday, May 26, House revealed current teachers on average will receive an 11% raise this summer.

“We ask so much of our teachers, and it’s past due time that the district upheld its end of the bargain,” said House. “We believe this revised plan is a big step toward that goal.”

Under the revised plan, the starting salary for an HISD teacher in School Year 2022-2023 will be $61,500.

With this plan, HISD will outpace the minimum salaries in several other large Texas school districts like Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin ISDs.

More than 8,000 current teachers have committed to teach in HISD for three more years.

“We know Houston ISD is a destination district in the region and our teachers are committed to their students,” said House. “It’s incumbent on the district to honor their commitment, which is what this revised plan aims to do.”

Additionally, HISD has revised its compensation plan for principals, assistant principals, and deans and updated the Master Pay Table for all staff starting in School Year 2022-2023.

HISD will also maintain its status as one of the regional leaders among school districts for minimum wage. Most current employees will earn at least $15 an hour at the start of the upcoming school year.

HISD will leverage ESSER funds and compress the first two years of the three-year compensation plan in order to fund the revised plan.

“Because we’re leveraging ESSER funds to compress the timeline, there will be no impact to either the General Fund or the district’s structural deficit as compared to the original proposal we shared a few months ago,“ said House.