Hello East Harris County and Crosby ISD families,
The school year is ending, our seniors are moving to the next chapter in their lives as proud Alumni, and the District’s work continues.
On April 18, the Crosby ISD Board of Trustees approved a $1,000 retention stipend for all employees returning for the 2022- 2023 school year. We’ve also bumped up the starting pay for brand-new teachers to $60,175 and will give a 1% raise for staff members. Crosby ISD remains one of the most competitive Districts for recruitment in Harris County.
This year was certainly not without its struggles, but I did want to share some of our accomplishments in regard to local governance. The SEC investigation into financial practices of a prior administration has concluded. No fine or other penalty was imposed on the District. Earlier this month, the Moody’s Rating Agency upgraded Crosby ISD’s bond rating, raising confidence in the District’s financial condition for investors and taxpayers. Also this month, the Texas Education Agency ended the supervision of Crosby ISD by a monitor hired by the TEA. This move gives our Board more local control and autonomy in making decisions.
This month, we celebrated these and other triumphs at a year-end banquet, specifically thanking members of the Crosby / Barrett Station communities who contributed to our success this year. We couldn’t do what we do without our valued community members.
Speaking of success, the CHS Softball team set numerous records this year in their regular and post-season run.