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Board Brief from June 6, 2024 board meeting
Posted in on June 8, 2024

Board approves staff raises for 2024-2025

Arlington ISD’s Board of Trustees meeting on June 6, 2024, is in the books, and here are a few of the highlights.

School is out, but we’re still celebrating outstanding students and faculty. The board began the evening by thanking the students who served on the Student Leadership Advisory Board this past school year. This group of students includes representatives from the junior class at all eight of our high schools. They represent Arlington ISD students’ opinions and provide their voice to the Board of Trustees and the Arlington ISD community. Trustees expressed their gratitude for the students’ impactful service.

Then the board congratulated the district’s principals of the year and assistant principals of the year.

They also thanked their own Melody Fowler for serving as president of the board for the last two years. While the board has a new president, Fowler is continuing her service as a trustee.

You heard in the last Board Brief that Scott Kahl, Arlington ISD’s assistant superintendent of human resources, gave a compensation analysis and market review at the last meeting. He also discussed options for staff raises. At this board meeting, the trustees took that discussion further to determine what the raise for district employees will be for 2024-2025. The board voted to approve a 4% raise.

The board also approved the monthly financial report on operations and the district’s investment activity report through April.

There were several 2019 Bond items that the board approved as well. First, the trustees approved the contractor that will replace the north drive at the Career and Technical Center. They also approved additional scope to the Sam Houston High School bond project. There are some roof drainage problems over Sam’s library, so they approved that work to be done. And they approved November 1 as the new substantial completion date for the addition at Arlington High School.

Finally, board policy requires board approval for any “out of country trips” taken by student groups. So, the board approved an exciting trip for the Martin High School orchestra and choir to Lima, Peru, next March, where they will perform with the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet.

Those are just a few of the highlights from the meeting. If you would like more details on any of these, or any of the items not covered in this Board Brief, please click here to watch the entire meeting.