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Roma ISD Announces Raises, No Change to Insurance for 2018-2019 School Year

During the Roma ISD Employee Convocations in August, School Board President Raul P. Moreno Jr. announced that all Roma ISD employees will receive a raise for the new fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1, 2018; the one-time check will be issued in October. 


“Our district runs on a small annual deficit, but we have a more than $27 million fund balance and believe our enrollment will stay steady so we are prepared to handle the small impact the raise will have on our future finances,” Moreno said. “Our district has a perfect score of 100 for our financial management as judged by TEA, so clearly our Finance Team is handling our money well and is providing great advice to us. The school board leadership felt that everyone is working hard, which is proved by the A rating we earned from TEA for our academics from Sept. 2017 to May 2018, and that everyone deserves a raise.”


Moreno also assured employees that Roma ISD will cover the increase of the employee-only portion of their BlueCross BlueShield of Texas Health Insurance.


“Roma ISD is one of the few districts left that has the benefits and pays most of the cost of our employee insurance and we are committed to that benefit,” said Moreno. “It not only saves our faculty and staff a lot of money, but makes sure they get the medical care they need when they need it. It also helps our employees stay healthy and active because the plan offers a lot of wellness benefits.”

By: Roma ISD Office of Public Relations