On Monday, August 19th, Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to adopt pay increases for the new school year.

The increase will apply to full-time teachers, librarians, nurses and counselors, along with other staff, including Frenship ISD police officers, teaching assistants, maintenance and custodial staff, clerical staff and administrators.

Teachers for the school district will receive an average of 10.5 percent increase in pay, with the minimum increase for employees on the salary schedule being 5.77 percent. Increases are said to vary based on years of experience, and the salary for a first-year teacher is now well above the average at $41,000.

"An effective educator is a highly skilled professional whose positive impact on the lives of students is immeasurable. We are delighted to increase the compensation of our dedicated staff," said Dr. Michelle McCord, Frenship ISD Superintendent.