The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution giving all full-time employees a one-time payment of $500 after taxes Monday night.
“It’s a reward for their efforts every day to help us in our vision to become a premier school district and leader in education,” Arlington ISD superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. “They do the work in the classroom, on buses, in warehouses, cafeterias and everywhere else in our district. This payment is a thanks for their hard work.”
The $500 payment after taxes is also for substitutes, part-time employees, and Arlington ISD temporary employees who have worked at least 20 assignment days this school year. All other active subs, part-time employees and temps who haven’t reached that threshold will receive $250 after taxes.
The payment falls in line with recent Arlington ISD board decisions impacting employee compensation. The board approved pay increases of 4% of the market median for teachers, librarians and other employees on the teacher salary schedule in 2020 and 2021, ensuring that Arlington ISD teachers are among the highest paid in the DFW area.
“We value all the hard work everyone in the district does and this is a way to show it,” said Kecia Mays, president of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees. “We know people don’t get into the education business for the money. They are in the kid business. This is something we were very thrilled to be able to do.”
The Arlington ISD has openings in departments throughout the district. If you want to learn more and apply, you can visit our jobs page here.