HISD superintendent wants to boost pay of all employees

May 18, 2012 2:53:51 AM PDT
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier wants to give all district employees a raise next year, despite other budget cuts.

The district recently made a plan to close a $43 dollar budget shortfall. Grier says HISD needs to offer employees a raise to stay competitive with other school districts. The raises would cost about $20 million.

Teachers salaries would rise 1.75 percent to 2.5 percent. HISD employees did not receive raises last year.