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Area school districts raise teacher pay, morale to increase retention

Published on September 2, 2015 under CommunityImpact

The percentage of Austin-area educators who move to a different school or leave the profession after a year of teaching is on par with the state average at about 16 percent, but some school districts want to lower that number. In Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, districts are focusing on competitive salaries and supportive work environments as ways to reduce teacher turnover. Salary discrepancies The average teacher salary in the Greater Austin area is about $48,300—the ninth highest in the state’s 20 education districts, according to the Texas Education Agency. But August Plock, president of the Pflugerville Educators Association, said […]

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