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Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees approves average 7 percent teacher and staff raise

The Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees approved the Superintendent’s recommendation for an average 7 percent salary increase for all teachers, librarians, nurses, and paraprofessionals. The raises approved at the May 7 Special Board Meeting, including one-time stipends, move the district’s starting teacher salary to $55,000 per year. The minimum hourly rate for paraprofessionals is $15.25 per hour and the minimum hourly rate for bus drivers is $21.15 per hour.

The average 7 percent salary increase for non-administrator staff includes a one-time retention stipend of $1000. Campus and district administrators will receive a 4% salary increase.

The salary increases are part of a balanced budget proposal presented to the Board by the Superintendent and Administration.

“I wanted to prioritize a significant salary increase for our teachers, as we all understand they are at the core of our work preparing students for the future,” said Superintendent Dr. Annette Tielle, “This raise sets Del Valle apart with one of the largest increases in the region. I personally want the best staff to come and stay for our students, this increase will help accomplish that.”

“The Board is proud and excited to continue offering a competitive salary. This raise demonstrates our appreciation for all of the work that our staff and teachers do for our students and families while remaining fiscally responsible,” said Board President Rebecca A. Birch.

In addition to competitive salaries, Del Valle ISD offers employees a region-best $500 monthly healthcare contribution and significant stipends for hard-to-fill positions, including $7,000 for Bilingual Teachers, $3,000 for Secondary Science and Math Teachers, and $3,000 for Special Education Teachers.

The district is hosting a job fair for all positions on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Del Valle Opportunity Center located at 5301 Ross Rd., Del Valle TX, 78617. Job postings and pre-registration for the job fair are available online at dvisd.net/careers.