With housing being an issue in recruiting and maintaining employees, Ector County Independent School District has partnered with Weidner Apartment Homes to provide financial assistance in securing affordable housing.
The agreement will be up for consideration by the ECISD Board of Trustees at its 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the first floor board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.
Supplemental agenda material says Weidner has committed to provide a reduction of 10 percent off current market values when calculating participating employee rental agreements.
In addition, Weidner is reducing initial move-in costs.
The agreement would be set for two years. ECISD will complete a master lease agreement with Weidner while employees will complete an occupancy agreement, the material said.
ECISD will provide payroll deductions for employees and pay Weidner on behalf of each participating employee. ECISD will cover the first monthly payment and subsequently withhold the cost from employee paychecks over the first 12 months.
Nelson said there are no immediate plans on arrangements with other apartments.
“We reached out to all and only had direct interest from Weidner,” Nelson said in a text message.
On a separate item, the district will ask the board to approve an employee compensation plan for 2019-2010.
The district contacted with the Texas Association of School Boards to better align its pay.
“TASB made recommendations for a General Pay Increase (GPI) and Targeted Adjustments (TA) to better align our systems. The GPI and the TA recommendations will eliminate much of our salary compression, reduce pay inequity within and between pay grades, and create a more competitive salary structure when competing with other districts and the area markets for non-teaching positions,” supplemental agenda material said.
“TASB will provide yearly maintenance reviews … to continue aligning our system and ensure we maintain a robust and competitive compensation plan. Following the TASB Pay System Review, the former Administrative/Professional–Instructional Leadership Pay Plan and the Administrative/Professional–Business and Operations Pay Plans were combined into one pay group,” the material said.
“This new Administrative Professional Pay Plan consists of 12 pay grades. Submitted under separate cover is the 2019-2020 Compensation Plan. The plan includes: (a) salary Schedules, (b) schedule of stipends and additives, (c) schedule of supplemental pay, and (d) schedule for enhancement pay for additional instructional duties,” the material said.
Some of the other items on the agenda are:
- State assessment results for the district.
- A report on demographics from Demographics & Planning Services.
- And a yearly report on AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination.