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.

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