Current MWISD teachers always begin day one on a hearty note – with breakfast provided by the Mineral Wells Merchants’ Association Monday morning. Now, they have a little extra, courtesy of the board.
Haterius said she was pleased that the MWISD board acted and approved a pay raise for faculty and staff, “because you can never pay a good teacher what they are truly worth.”
“We appreciate our board for supporting our teachers and employees this way,” she said. “We feel the teachers are the heart of our school and that every adult who works in the school is a teacher in some way.”
The new hiring salary pay scales will be posted on the district’s website, www.mwisd.net.
In other business the board:
• Approved calling for a bond election on Nov. 5 to raise interest-and-sinking taxes by 12 cents per $100 property valuation to support a $25 million bond, primarily for the construction of a new elementary school to replace Lamar. The funds will also go toward campus security upgrades throughout the district and replacing the high school track. The MWISD tax rate, if approved by voters, will increase from $1.29 per $100 taxable property value to $1.42 per $100.
• Heard from Chief Financial Officer Paul Hearn about the forthcoming budget schedule. The next budget workshop meeting is Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. and the district will host a public meeting on the budget, proposed tax rate and final amendment to the 2012-13 budget on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.
• Recognized the Mineral Wells Merchants’ Association and the Back-to-School Fair committee as August Partners in Education.