Commerce ISD, Others Would Struggle To Provide Teacher Raises
Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman says if the state legislature mandates raises of around $1,000 per year for teachers, school districts will have difficulty in providing the pay increase because the state will not provide additional funding. He says districts will have to make cuts in other areas, possibly laying off teachers to allow for the raises. The raises are being considered in the current special session of the legislature. On another topic, Charlie says the district will soon know the complete results of the STAAR standardized test results. He says parents will receive reports on their children by mid-August.