SAN ANTONIO- There will be raises in store for Northside Independent School District employees, but not all workers are happy.
The school board approved salary increases Tuesday night for the next school year. Teachers will get a 2.3% raise and all other employees will get at 2% raise.
Auxiliary workers including custodians, maintenance workers, cafeteria staff, and bus drivers told News 4 WOAI the 2% raise is not enough.
"You have tons of these ladies and gentleman that earn below market level in comparison to other districts in Region 20," said Guillermo Vazquez with the Texas Workers Alliance. The Alliance represents hundreds of auxiliary employees in NISD.
The auxiliary workers gathered outside NISD headquarters in protest before Tuesday nights meeting. Vazquez was hoping the board would approve at least a 4% pay increase for auxiliary workers.
"We need to figure out how to survive. It's hard. We all have families," said cafeteria worker Santos Cornado.
District spokesperson Pascual Gonzalez told News 4 WOAI NISD is a destination district where the pay is competitive with the market.
"This is a quality school district that pays well, that has excellent insurance benefits, and people want to work here," added Gonzalez.