We have FAILED our teachers
Texas Education Agency data below shows where HISD ranks in teacher pay compared to neighboring districts for 2016-17 through 2019-20. It's not ALL area districts, just the bigger ones. In blue are the Region IV averages to try to encompass the whole area. HISD is consistently the lowest. This must change.
It is crucial HISD attracts and retains the best teachers, places our most effective educators in our most struggling schools and creates school cultures that allow our teachers to successfully respond to the needs of their students. By being fiscally responsible with our $2B annual budget, we can raise teachers’ pay from the lowest in Harris County to achieve parity with the highest paying districts in our region. It is time to pay them well.