NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
A TEXAS RECOGNIZED DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Augusts 3, 2009
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Trustees Approve 2009-2010 Compensation Plan


         Every employee in Galena Park ISD will receive a pay increase for the 2009-2010 school year thanks to the compensation package approved by the Board of Trustees during the August 3 special-called Board meeting.
         The compensation package for 2009-2010 includes a starting teacher salary of $44,500. The package also provides teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses with a $1,500 raise plus a step increase over their 2008-2009 salaries. All other employees will receive an average of a 4 percent pay increase.
         “Our district has a long standing tradition of providing pay raises for employees. Despite the very difficult economic times that our nation and state are facing, our Trustees have stepped up to provide our dedicated employees with this well-deserved pay raise,” said Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools. “I hope that our employees take the time to thank our Trustees for their support.”