Minimum Salary Schedule — Educators


Classroom Teacher


School Counselor



Placement on Salary Schedule

Employees Formerly on Career Ladder

Pay Increases

Public Hearing—Contract Employees

  1. The source and exact amount of the payment;
  2. The reason the payment is being offered including the public purpose that will be served by making the payment; and
  3. The terms for distribution of the payment that effect and maintain the public purpose.

Increase in Basic Allotment

  1. 75 percent must be used to increase the compensation paid to classroom teachers, full-time librarians, full-time school counselors certified under Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapter B and full-time school nurses, prioritizing differentiated compensation for classroom teachers with more than five years of experience; and
  2. 25 percent may be used as determined by the district to increase compensation paid to full-time district employees.

Maintenance of Salary

  1. Implements a furlough program under Education Code 21.4021 [see Furlough Program, below], a salary reduction under Education Code 21.4022 [see Salary Reduction/Furlough Process, below], and a widespread reduction in salaries under Education Code 21.4032 [see Widespread Salary Reductions, below] in reducing the employee's salary; and
  2. Has adopted a resolution declaring a financial exigency for the district under Education Code 44.011. [See CEA]

Salary Advances and Loans

Designation of Compensation for Benefits


Annual Election


  1. Is employed by a district;
  2. Is not a retiree eligible for coverage under Insurance Code Chapter 1575 (retiree group health benefits);
  3. Is not eligible for coverage by a group insurance plan under Insurance Code Chapter 1551 (state employee health insurance) or Chapter 1601 (state university employee health insurance); and
  4. Is not an individual performing personal services for the district as an independent contractor.

TRS Contributions for New Hires

  1. Certify to TRS the total amount of salary paid during the first 90 days of employment of a new member and the total amount of employer payments under this section for the payroll periods; and
  2. Retain information, as determined by TRS, sufficient to allow administration of this section, including information for each employee showing the applicable salary as well as aggregate compensation for the first 90 days of employment for new employees.

TRS Surcharge for Rehired Retirees

TRS Fund Contributions

  1. The current contribution amount that would be contributed by the retiree if the retiree were an active, contributing member; and
  2. The current contribution amount authorized by the General Appropriations Act that the state would contribute for that retiree if the retiree were an active, contributing member.

Health Insurance Contributions

No Recovery of Costs


Temporary Exception

Notice Regarding Earned Income Tax Credit

  1. In person;
  2. Electronically at the employee's last known email address;
  3. Through a flyer included, in writing or electronically, as a payroll stuffer; or
  4. By first class mail to the employee's last known address.

Decreasing Pay

Widespread Salary Reductions

Furlough Program

Funding Levels


Furlough Days

Contract Resignation

No Appeal

Salary Reduction / Furlough Process

Employee Involvement

  1. Includes the involvement of the district's professional staff; and
  2. Provides district employees with the opportunity to express opinions regarding the furlough program or salary reduction proposal, as applicable, at the public meeting described below.

Public Meeting

  1. Information regarding the options considered for managing the district's available resources, including consideration of a tax rate increase and use of the district's available fund balance;
  2. An explanation of how the district intends, through implementation of a furlough program or salary reductions, as applicable, to limit the number of district employees who will be discharged or whose contracts will not be renewed. Any explanation of a furlough program must state the specific number of furlough days proposed to be required; and
  3. Information regarding the local option residence homestead exemption.

Iredell ISD



DATE ISSUED: 10/20/2021