Salaries, Wages, and Stipends

Employees are paid in accordance with administrative guidelines and an established pay structure. The district’s pay plans are reviewed by the administration each year and adjusted as needed. All district positions are classified as exempt or nonexempt according to federal law. Professional employees and academic administrators are generally classified as exempt and are paid monthly salaries. They are not entitled to overtime compensation. Other employees are generally classified as nonexempt and are paid an hourly wage or salary and receive compensatory time or overtime pay for each hour worked beyond 40 in a workweek. All employees will receive written notice of their pay and work schedules before the start of each school year. Classroom teachers, full-time librarians, full-time nurses, and full-time counselors will be paid no less than the minimum state salary schedule. Contract employees who perform extracurricular or supplemental duties may be paid a stipend in addition to their salary according to the district’s extra-duty pay schedule. Employees should contact payroll dept for more information about the district’s pay schedules or their own pay. 

SISD has undergone an extensive review of the district’s pay structures. Through this review process, SISD has worked to restructure the pay schedules and scales to provide more transparency, ease future planning, and provide alignment to market value. These are efforts to better recruit and retain highly qualified, effective, staff that have proven results improving student outcomes. The new pay structures for the 21-22 school year will provide SISD teachers with an average pay increase of 9.54%.