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Judson I.S.D. Board Passes 2012-13 Budget

After weeks of discussion, the Judson I.S.D. Board passed a budget that will keep the district on track for the coming 2012-2013 school year without cuts in the classroom. The $155.6 million dollar budget will provide for the recently passed retention incentives for most employees scheduled for late November, keep quality standards for students on a daily basis and keep the budget balanced. After working through discussions over the district's maintenance department, the budget was passed as presented in a final unanimous vote late Monday night. The Judson I.S.D. Board also passed measures finalizing the student handbook, including the dress code and the district's employee compensation plan.

Judson I.S.D. Board Passes Retention Incentives

In a special board meeting on June 11, the Judson I.S.D. approved the proposal to award full time employees of the district a $1200 retention incentive before the end of the year. The vote was 5-2 in favor of the measure that would see the one time incentives go to the roughly 2,800 full time and part time employees.  Part time employees working at least 20 hours a week would see a $600 incentive.

Board members supporting the incentive felt that since budget limitations prohibited pay raises this year, the incentive was a good way of showing the appreciation the district has for its teachers and staff. The funds for the one time retention incentive will come from the district’s general operating account.

The district says the incentive will go out to employees leading up to the Christmas break. To be eligible for the incentive, employees must have been hired by April 30 of 2012 and still be employed by November 15 of  2012.