AISD budget includes increased minimum wage, 4% raise

(Courtesy: AISD)
(Courtesy: AISD)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District’s $1.157 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 passed Monday night, with one abstention.

Trustees will now head to executive session, according to the district.

The budget includes a four percent across-the-board pay increase and a minimum wage increase to $13/hour.

With the district’s drop in enrollment they are saving about $3.9 million in payroll expenses.

Last year, the board approved a $1 billion budget, including $24 million in cuts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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