PISD to receive $1.5 million more in state funding

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The Perryton School Board heard some good news for the district’s state funding with the recently enacted school funding bill.

Superintendent Dr. Tim Little told the board that the latest funding template from the state indicates the PISD will receive around $1.5 million in additional state funding in 2019-20.

He did caution that 30% of that must go to salary increases, but because of the discrepancies between the district’s current salary schedule and the state’s newly increased minimum salary schedule, it will more likely be 60%-70%.

Dr. Little said he and Chief Financial Officer Doug Kile are working on a new compensation plan to present at the next board meeting.

The district’s tax rate will also be reduced to 94 cents per $100 valuation, compared to the current $1.04 rate, with the new formula.

Also at the meeting, the board hired Markell Robinson as director of bands. He is currently at Kermit, and previously worked in Wharton, Paducah and Lubbock Cooper. Andrew Graham, also currently at Kermit, was hired as assistant director of bands.

 

 

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