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WFISD School Board Feels More Confident About Employee Raises

Some WFISD school board members feel a raise for employees is possible after listening to a finance presentation for Texas schools Tuesday.

Some WFISD school board members feel a raise for employees is possible after listening to a finance presentation for Texas schools Tuesday.

Dr. Douglas Karr, a former superintendent in Lubbock, contracted by the Services in School Finance, broke down the basic concepts of Texas Public School Finances.

He said there have been some recent changes that are positively impacting school district's pocket books, especially school districts similar in size to the WFISD.

School board members say the information provided by Karr is giving them more hope that superintendent Dr. John Frossard's recommendations for the next school year's budget, which includes a 3.5% raise for all WFISD employees can be a reality.   

“It does for me personally because it shows that not only would we have money coming in this year but also the following year as well,” said Trey Sralla, WFISD school board Vice President.

Sralla said they want to make sure they would have the money for years to come before approving the raises, since raises are a sustainable thing.

The school board will look at the WFISD's expenses next week, and will make their final approval of the budget at the end of the month.
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