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PSJA ISD Salary Increases & Loyalty Stipends For Full-Time Employees Approved 

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The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) Board of Trustees approved a competitive compensation plan for all employees for the 2023-2024 school year. Image for illustration purposes
The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) Board of Trustees approved a competitive compensation plan for all employees for the 2023-2024 school year. Image for illustration purposes

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PHARR, Texas – The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) Board of Trustees approved a competitive compensation plan for all employees for the 2023-2024 school year during a school board meeting held Monday, August 21, 2023. 

Through continued efforts by the Superintendent and Administration, the following salary increases were discussed and voted on by the PSJA ISD School Board of Trustees: 

  •  $57,300 starting pay for employees on the Teacher Pay Scale ($2,175 increase) 
  • A 3% increase from the midpoint for professional full-time employees  
  • A 4% increase from the midpoint for non-professional full-time employees 
  • $2,500 loyalty stipend for full-time professionals 
  • $2,000 loyalty stipend for all other full-time employees  
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“It makes us proud as a School Board to be able to provide this competitive pay for our employees as a token of our appreciation,” said PSJA School Board President Dr. Cynthia Gutierrez. “Thank you to Dr. Elias and his Administration for their efforts to ensure we have a balanced budget to be able to make this possible, making PSJA ISD one of the best-paying school districts in the region.” 

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Compensation increases for teachers will continue to make PSJA ISD’s starting pay for teachers among the best in the region. Additionally, PSJA ISD will continue to pay 100% of healthcare under the base plan at no cost for all employees.  

“We take tremendous pride in providing competitive pay for our dedicated employees,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alejandro Elias. “Thank you to our School Board of Trustees for approving this generous compensation plan and to our Business and Human Service teams for their dedication and efforts to help us balance our budget to make this possible.” 

In addition to offering competitive starting pay for teachers, during the 2023-2024 school year, PSJA ISD was approved for the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) in 2022-2023 and will continue an incentive program for coming years aimed at providing outstanding teachers an accessible pathway to a six-figure salary.  

To join the PSJA Team and see employment opportunities, visit www.psjaisd.us/jobs  

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