One-Time Payment Approved for District Employees
The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees approved a one-time payment of $2,500 for full-time employees who meet specified criteria. Employees must have been employed in the district as of September 1, 2021, and they must remain employed with Duncanville ISD through the process of the one-time payment. The payment will be distributed in November 2021.
District administration proposed the one-time payment to provide increased compensation for employees to acknowledge their dedication and commitment to the school district taking into account the challenges faced over the past school year. The one-time payment is also intended as a recruitment tool to encourage new employees to join a school district committed to caring for and compensating employees.
For a new teacher to the district starting his or her career in education this year, the one-time payment is the equivalent to a 5.4% increase in pay if that payment was distributed across a full year. The average salary for a current district teacher who has 20 years of teaching experience is $63,139. At that salary, a teacher with 20 years of experience sees a 4.6% pay increase for the year with the one-time payment.
Staff working in Operations see even bigger compensation differences with the one-time payment. For bus drivers and food service employees, the $2,500 one-time payment is the equivalent of a 17% average pay increase for the year. Custodians see a 12% average increase in pay this year with the one-time payment.