What is a TRE?
It stands for Tax Ratification Election. In simple terms, the school district adopted a Maintenance & Operations tax rate that is higher than $1.04 and that requires an election. This money funds day-to-day operations. It is NOT a bond proposal for new schools.
What does the district want to do with the money?
A community advisory group began discussing a TRE during the summer. In August, the group recommended four priority areas to the school board: raises for all employees; controlled-access security for the main entrances of all schools; replacement of buses with more than 200,000 miles; and deductibles to repair 27 roofs damaged by hailstorms in 2016 & 2017.
Will all employees get a raise?
Yes, all employees will receive a raise if the TRE – Ector County ISD Proposition A – is approved by voters.
Are these raises for every year?
The raises outlined for this TRE proposal are just for this current year. Future raises are evaluated year-by-year depending on the budget situation.
When will employees see the raises, if the proposal is approved?
The raises would go into effect as quickly as tax revenue is received and our Finance Department can process it into paychecks. It will be retroactive to the start of this school year.
With the raises, will our incentives stay in place?
In August, the school board voted to roll the teacher Retention Incentive into salary. The Perfect Attendance Incentive is unlikely to be brought back.
Where does ECISD rank among area and comparable school districts in teacher pay?
The starting teacher salary of $47,500 is 9th out of 13 area and other comparable school districts.
How does ECISD’s teacher pay rank vs. other large school districts?
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Is ECISD a “rich” district that gives money back to the state through the “Robin Hood” system?
ECISD sits right on the line between the “rich” and “poor” districts and, therefore, is not impacted a great deal by the “Robin Hood” system.