Mid-Year Pay Increases of School District Employees
Get an overview of legal issues relating to increasing employee compensation mid-year, including the constitutional restrictions on gifts of public funds.
School districts frequently ask whether they can increase an employee’s compensation in the middle of the school year. This question may be related to an increase in annual salary, a onetime bonus, or additional pay for additional duties. In each of these situations, the answer depends on the facts. In some instances, the school board may be required to hold a public hearing in order to approve the increase. Learn more about the legalities of a mid-year pay increase for employees in this overview.