NEWS RELEASE
Galena
Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1231
Craig Eichhorn w Director of Communications
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com
 



June 6, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COMPENSATION PACKAGE APPROVED



           Every employee in Galena Park ISD will receive a pay increase for the 2007-2008 school year thanks to the compensation package approved by the Board of Trustees during the June 4 regular Board meeting.
           The compensation package for 2007-2008 includes a starting teacher salary of $41,000. The measure will also provide teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses with a minimum of a $1,000 raise over their 2006-2007 salaries. All other employees will receive a 2 percent of the midpoint pay increase.
           “Once again our Board has come through and provided Galena Park ISD employees with a pay raise. This is not an easy task to accomplish during these trying financial times,” said Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools. “I sincerely hope that all of our employees are enjoying the summer and will take time to thank our Trustees for their continued support upon their return to duty.”