The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees received a Safety and Security update, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the District and The Holdsworth Center and approved the District’s 2017-2018 compensation plan at its May 11 Board Workshop.

Board approved 2017-2018 Compensation Plan

The Board of Trustees approved a 2 percent districtwide pay increase for the 2017-2018 school year. The salary increase will cost the District $6.7 million.

Board receives Safety and Security update

The District discussed an update to its Safety and Security review and the future of the School Resource (SRO) program after being notified that the Round Rock Police Department will phase out its program in 2021. The District currently utilizes two School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs in partnership with the Round Rock Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The duties of an SRO are to be a campus law enforcement officer and law-related counselor while promoting responsible citizenship and training for crime prevention issues.

Board approves MOU for The Holdsworth Center

The Board of Trustees approved an MOU between the Round Rock ISD and The Holdsworth Center to ensure the successful implementation of the Holdsworth Center Premier Leadership Program. The District was recently selected as one of seven Texas public school districts to participate in the inaugural program, which aims to support and develop public school leaders in order to improve, over time, the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom in Texas.

The program, beginning in June 2017, will occur over a five-year period. The inaugural program cohort will consist of current superintendents and key members of District leadership with a focus to equip superintendents and their teams with the vision and skills needed to design and lead strategic leadership development systems and deliver a transformational personal leadership experience.