This figure was reported by Texas Education News, drawing from the Texas Education Agency’s PEIMS data and reflects the boost in school funding approved by the Legislature last year in House Bill 3. The Legislature gave school districts guidelines, including instructions to give priority to teachers with five or more years’ experience.
The average includes all teachers in all school districts and charters, so the amount will vary from district to district. The figure of $2,969 amounted to an average increase of 5.5 percent in teacher pay statewide, compared to the 2018-19 school year.
The average raise for all Texas school employees was $2,278, or 4.9 percent.