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HISD discuss district’s planning, precautions as students head back to school

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District leaders held a information convention to discuss the district’s planning and precautions as students head back to school.

District leaders offered the next info relating to well being and wellness, security, staffing and extra.

Staffing and pay enhance

In June, HISD Superintendent Millard House II introduced an replace to the district’s compensation plan for academics. The new beginning wage for brand new HISD academics is now $61,500, an 11% pay enhance. HISD beforehand introduced its five-year strategic plan on a 6.75% elevate for academics however has since up to date that plan that may make the district’s salaries extra aggressive within the Houston space. House additionally introduced that almost all of HISD workers can have a pay rate of a minimum of $15 an hour. In addition, the district additionally revised their compensation plans for rules, assistant principals and deans.

The new rate will go into impact initially of the 2022-2023 school year, in accordance to House.

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Health precautions

HISD officers mentioned ensured dad and mom that they’re taking additional steps in stopping any unfold of viruses or illness, such as monkeypox and COVID. They will proceed to use hospital grade merchandise to clear its services constantly. HISD has upgraded its protocols by no lengthy requiring masks for students and academics, making it elective.

District officers are encouraging dad and mom to instill correct hygiene by not sharing meals or drinks and persevering with to wash their fingers and use sanitizer. They additionally ask dad and mom to preserve kids dwelling if they’re sick or exhibiting signs of being sick to forestall it from spreading to others.

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