The Donna Independent School Board of Trustees approved a $166,977,543 million budget for 2016- 2017 that includes the same tax rate and pay raises for employees at a Special Meeting Called Thursday, August 25, 2016.

At a public hearing, Chief Financial Officer Mari Valdez presented the budget that includes the following: General Fund, Debt Service Fund, and Child Nutrition Fund.

The district’s tax rate of $1.17 per $100 valuation will remain the same. The tax rate includes $1.17 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations and $0.0882 per $100 valuation for the Interest and Sinking Fund.

The budget also includes pay increases on the following schedule:

  • Teachers $1,500.00
  • Professionals 3%
  • Paraprofessionals 5%
  • Auxiliary 5%

Approved in a previous board meeting was the 2016-2017 compensation plan which includes perfect attendance incentives for teachers. They include:

  • Fall Semester Perfect Attendance $400.00
  • Spring Semester Perfect Attendance $400.00

Posted on 8/31/2016