The Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees approved a $1.3 million Compensation Plan in a Public Hearing at the board’s January board meeting Thursday night. The pay adjustment will be $1,000 for professional employees, $750 for auxiliary and paraprofessional employees, a $15 additional increase per day for substitute teachers, $300 adjustment for auxiliary substitutes subject to work history, a $750 bonus for employees who have a CDL and sign on to become bus drivers, a to-be-determined retention bonus for drivers who are employed from Feb. 26 to May 27 and a $1 per hour pay increase for all bus drivers. The board also approved a stipend for Transition Coaches to help students navigate college, career and military choices after high school. The money for the stipend comes from the state according to district College, Career and Military Readiness data.

In separate Public Hearing, the Assistant Superintendent of Education Services and Accountability Shelly Slaton presented the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) that is released annually by the state. This year there is not an accountability rating due to the pandemic. The report covered student and staff demographics and college readiness data.

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The month of January is School Board Recognition Month. Sheila Adams, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations read a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott, proclaiming January 2021 School Board Recognition Month. The district presented the board with a banner signed by staff and goody baskets from the campuses.


From left: Matt Knight, Andra Self, Kristi Gay, Scott Skelton, Don Muhlbach, and on Zoom Hall Henderson and Allyson Langston