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August 2019 • Welcome Home 13 F ree Back-To-School Health Fair will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The event will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Serna Elementary School. (2969 NE Loop 410). Free immunizations will be provided by the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Mobile Unit. You must bring your prior vaccine record and be 18 years old or younger. Additionally, specialists will be on hand in the areas of diabetes, blood pressure, pain management, vision, dental, nutrition, elder care, mental health, allergy, sports medicine, infant care and more. Parents in need of immunization services can also do so through Metro Health’s 2019 Back-to-School Immunization Program. These low-cost immunization services are available throughout the city. On Saturday, August 3 immunization events will be held at Edison High School (701 Santa Monica St) from 9 am – 1 pm; Collins Library (200 N. Park Blvd) from 8 am – 12 pm.; CentroMed (9011 Poteet-Jourdanton); and Freeman Coliseum (Expo Hall B) from 9 am-1 pm. On Saturday, August 10, immunization events will be held at UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine (7615 Kennedy Drive) from 9 am-1 pm; Morgan’s Wonderland (5223 David Edwards Dr) from 9 am-1 pm; and Garza Community Center (1450 Mira Vista) from 9 am-12 pm. On Saturday, August 31, an immunization event will be held at Meadow Cliff Rec Center (1260 Pinn Rd) from 9 am-1 pm. N orth East ISD Board of Trustees has approved an employee salary increase for the new school year. This includes a three percent pay increase for all eligible employees, with an additional pay increase for teachers with more years of experience. Effective for the 2019 – 2020 school year, the Texas Legislation approved House Bill 3 (HB3) requiring school districts to increase salaries for certain staff. For NEISD, the state required that $ 7.3 million be spent on teachers, librarians, nurses and counselors. The District, however, is spending $10.4 million on these particular positions. The statute also requires prioritizing differentiated compensation for classroom teachers with more than five years of experience. “We strongly believe that our employees deserve this salary increase and are happy that the Board approved our recommendation, but we must also proceed cautiously because there is no guarantee from the state that this funding will be sustained over time,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sean Maika. There is still much uncertainty with all of HB3’s ramifications and many rules won’t be written until spring. For that reason, the District felt this was the most viable plan for providing a competitive salary for its employees. NEISD is spending a total of $14.5 million to make salary increases for all employees possible. Additionally, the District’s self-funded health benefits plan will not see any increases to its premiums for employees. S eason tickets for the 2019 – 2020 season are now on sale! Find your high school below and visit the link to purchase: Churchill: Johnson: LEE: MacArthur: Madison: Reagan: Roosevelt: Are You Ready For Some Football? Board Approves Pay Increase For NEISD Employees Back-To-School Immunization Events