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Board Briefs: Increase in Bus Drive Compensation, more

Board Briefs: Increase in Bus Drive Compensation, more
Posted on 01/05/2018
Leander ISD Board of Trustees Board Briefs

Leander ISD Board of Trustees Board Briefs

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved an increase in compensation for bus drivers, advanced fine arts funding and athletics upgrades during its meeting Jan. 4.

Board approve mid-year compensation adjustment for bus drivers
In an effort to recruit and retain qualified bus drivers in a competitive market, the Board approved a mid-year, hourly pay increase, upping the average pay rate 6.7 percent to $17.78 per hour. The Board also approved several incentives for drivers, including referral and attendance bonuses. The new pay scales and bonuses take effect immediately. Currently, Leander ISD has 35 open bus driver positions with mechanics, routers and supervisors, who are certified drivers, working overtime to cover unstaffed routes.

Board to consider substantial investment in funding fine arts throughout the district
As a part of the First Quarterly Budget Amendment, the Board considered more than $791,000 in Fine Arts investment throughout LISD. The list of greatest needs of band, choir and theatre programs across the district would be addressed if the amendment is approved by the Board at the Jan. 18 regular meeting.

Board moves forward with proposal to upgrade athletics facilities in 2018
The Board advanced the 2018 Major Maintenance Plan, which allots more than $5.4 million for replacement and repair of building components. The plan for summer 2018 includes renovations and additions to athletic facilities at Cedar Park High School, as well as track resurfacing at Cedar Park and Stiles middle schools and Monroe Stadium. In addition, athletic fields at Leander and Canyon Ridge middle schools will be rebuilt. LISD has approximately 1,486 acres of grass and athletic fields, 136 acres of roofs, and 6,992,202 square feet of enclosed building area to maintain. LISD sets aside funding each year for regular maintenance, not included in its bond programs. The Board could take action on this item during the Jan. 18 regular meeting.

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