AUSTIN, Texas – Students in Del Valle went back to class on Monday and the kids aren't the only ones excited thanks to teacher pay raises passed over the summer.

  • Teacher raises go into effect immediately
  • Bond election will be November 5th
  • Asking voters for $284 million

The school district voted to raise teachers' and staffers' salaries based on how long they've been with the district.

Those who've been working at DVISD from one to five years received 7 percent raises. However, those who've been with the district for over six years got a 9 percent raise.

Additionally, the starting teacher salary went up from $46,000 to $49,000 a year.

Del Valle's school board also voted to call for a bond election which will be held on November 5th.

The $284 million school bond aims to address several items in the district's to-do list.

That includes a $151 million to demolish and reconstruct some of its schools. A little over $4 million would be dedicated to security upgrades and nearly $6 million to replace and update school buse if the bond passes.

Other expenses include campus renovations, athletic facility upgrades including baseball and softball fields, and technology updates.