The Humble ISD School Board approved the 2021-2022 budget on June 15. The budget contains the following provisions:
-Provides 3 percent on average raise for all staff for 2021-2022. The district allocated $10.6 million to provide raises.
For teachers, raises are $1,750 to $3,401, depending upon years of teachers’ experience, in addition to keeping the $1,400 stipend. • Increases entry teachers’ pay $2,300 -- from $56,700 to $59,000 (bachelor’s degree).
-Rolls the $1,400 stipend for teachers, librarians, nurses and counselors as recognized by House Bill 3 into annual salary. By rolling it into annual compensation and paying it out over the course of the year, it will be considered as income and calculated into retirement benefits when House Bill 3 employees retire.
-Keeps in place the $1,000 stipend for other eligible, non-House Bill 3 staff to be paid in $500 installments in December and May.
-Raises Humble ISD minimum pay to $11.50 per hour for full-time hourly staff.
-Increases the District paid employee life insurance from a $10,000 benefit to a $15,000 benefit.
-Avoids raising employee premium costs for employees of the Humble ISD Alternative Health Plan (Cigna).
-Opens Autumn Creek Elementary School due to student enrollment growth. Funds the position of a principal and a bookkeeper for Middle School No. 10 so that they can prepare to open the new middle in August 2022.
-Adds transportation staff to support new North Transportation Center, Lakeland Elementary and Autumn Creek Elementary.
-Adds staff to support student needs including special education teachers, dyslexia campus support and bilingual dyslexia/ dysgraphia specialist. In 2019, the district added the position of 504 Facilitator to support students, staff and families in grades 8-12. In 2020, 504 Facilitators were added again to support students, staff, and families in grades 6-7. The 2021 budget builds-out the program and adds 504 Facilitators in grades K-5. These new positions were created so that staff with expertise in student needs and associated accommodations focus on and support our students, teachers, and parents through the 504 process and counselors could focus on personalized counseling. Humble ISD’s budget for next school year also recommends adding dyslexia and dysgraphia interventionists to elementary schools for students who benefit from additional services. Nearly $2.2 million is budgeted for additional staff in these areas.
-Adds staff to support innovation with a new 6th grade career-tech wheel elective that allows sixth graders to explore eight areas: $530,000 is budgeted for 6th grade CTE wheel staff. Adds a teacher to support project-based learning cohort model at Creekwood Middle School.
-Keeps virtual education as a choice for families if funded by the state.
-Funds the replacement, on a rotation schedule, of band and orchestra instruments.