As Princeton sees noticeable growth over the next decade, the school district focused on preparing for that expansion during the regular school board meeting Monday, April 19.
Expected to grow by 900 students just this year alone, the school board has considered new policies for how to adjust to this growth, both in terms of hiring additional staffing units as well as increasing the pay scale across the district. These additional staffing hires would come as non-teaching positions, including diagnosticians, nurses, janitors, administration and more.
The incremental pay scale that has been discussed would increase the initial salary of teachers and other personnel across the board. Salary increases would be based on averages from other nearby school districts of larger sizes such as Melissa or McKinney. The discussions are still in the early stages of development.
Project updates were given for Lovelady High School and Mayfield Elementary School, which are both in the middle of construction. According to the update, Lovelady is currently 94% ready, with the flooring, interior finishes and kitchen equipment going in next. Under the current timetable, and with the project all but fully funded, Lovelady will be ready for use come the start of the 2021-22 school year.
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By Jackson King • [email protected]