Harmony Public Schools teachers, other employees to receive significant pay raises following HB3
Harmony Public Schools is proud to announce one of the most comprehensive teacher compensation increases in Texas.
Harmony has announced it will use all of the funds designated to the school system from HB3, plus millions in additional dollars, to provide across-the-board pay raises of $3,000-$5,000 for each of its teachers.
Other staff members, including hourly workers, will also receive pay increases from the funding.“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as U.S. News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”
In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500-$5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students, as well,” Ay said.
The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.