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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2010
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Trustees Approve 2010-2011 Compensation Plan

         Every employee in Galena Park ISD will receive a pay increase for the 2010-2011 school year thanks to the compensation package approved by the Board of Trustees during their regularly scheduled July meeting.
         The compensation package for 2010-2011 includes a starting teacher salary of $45,000. The package also provides teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses with a $500 raise plus a step increase over their 2009-2010 salaries. All other employees will receive an average of a 2 percent pay increase. The approved salary schedules are in full compliance with HB 3646 that was approved by the 81st Texas Legislature.
         "Once again our Trustees have stepped up to provide our dedicated employees with this well-deserved pay raise. Providing employee pay raises becomes much more difficult during these trying financial times," said Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools. "I truly hope that our employees take time to thank our Trustees for their continued support."