Troup ISD board reinstates 2 teacher contracts

Troup ISD board reinstates 2 teacher contracts

UPDATE: Late Monday night, the Troup ISD school board reinstated two band director's contracts. The superintendent says the board voted to increase the number of paid days by 14 for Judy Wilson, a middle school band director, and Neal Smith, a high school band director.

The board president says they will continue to work to reinstate the others.

The school board will host a budget workshop next Monday. The workshop is open to the public.

TROUP, TX (KLTV) - The Troup ISD School Board met Monday night. One of the hot items on the agenda---budget cuts.

KLTV 7's Jena Johnson spoke with the district's superintendent Monday afternoon.

Troup middle and high school band directors will ask the board to reinstate their original contract of 12 months of pay.

Back in April, their pay was cut back to 11 months.

If the board votes yes, the superintendent says he'll have to go back and look at where else to cut the budget.

Superintendent Dr. Marvin Beaty says the cuts approved in April will save the district about $30,000.

Beaty says he requested to take a $5,000 pay cut for the coming school year.

He says the district is looking to trim the budget where they see fit.

"In April we looked at what it is we were paying for, and what it is we were doing, where the district was not getting a benefit, where the bang for the buck just wasn't there, while campus administration, district administration, the exception of myself got a raise, and teachers will get a step raise this year. There are some contracts we trimmed from 12 to 11 months and from 11 months to 10 months because we did not see a benefit to the students or the program," Beaty stated.

The superintendent tells KLTV he continues to look at places to trim the budget.

Right now, he's focusing on discretionary expenses like travel and supplies.

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