ABILENE, TX — The Abilene Independent School District trustees passed a 2.5% pay increase, Monday.

This was a 4-to-1 vote with one member abstaining.

Employees who are not on a teacher pay will receive a 2.5% bump pay going off of the positions midpoint pay range, the markets average pay for the position.

All teachers, at minimum, will receive an $1,150 increase. Some may receive more based on their years of service.

“It will go in effect after the budget is adopted in August,” Melissa Irby, Executive Director for Business and Finance at AISD said. “So it will go into effect on their September paychecks.”

The cost for this pay increase is about $2.7 million, district officials said.