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Katy ISD to Reward Teachers and Staff with Retention Lump Sum Payment this Spring

In continuing their commitment to support and retain the district’s more than 12,000 highly skilled teachers and staff, Katy ISD’s Board of Trustees approved a one-time, one percent retention lump sum payment that will be distributed to district employees later this spring.

“Our employees are Katy ISD’s most valued asset. They work tirelessly every day to ensure that Katy ISD delivers unparalleled learning to our students.  Katy ISD staff will always be a priority for our Board and administration,” said Greg Schulte, Katy ISD Board President. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to sincerely thank our thousands of teachers and staff for their dedicated service to our children and families,” he added.

The payments are intended to incentivize staff to commit to returning to Katy ISD employment this coming fall — a move that is reflective of the district’s ongoing efforts to maintain its comparatively low attrition rate as measured against other school districts across the Houston region. The district also sustains teacher salaries above the region’s median and has delivered annual staff raises for the past four consecutive years.

The one percent retention lump sum payment will reflect the mid-point of an employee’s pay grade.