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Blinn Board of Trustees adopts approximately $121.3 million budget

FY 2023 budget includes pay raises for full-time faculty and staff

June 21, 2022

The Blinn College District Board of Trustees adopted an approximately $121.3 million budget for the 2023 fiscal year that includes a significant pay raise for full-time faculty and staff.

Employees with salaries below the College District-wide median will receive a 6% increase, while employees with salaries above the median will receive a 5% raise. The budget includes $400 in faculty longevity pay and increases the entry-level salary for full-time faculty from $42,000 to $45,000. It also increases the staff minimum wage from $11 to $15 per hour.

The total budget represents a 0.2% increase over the previous year.

The board also received a report regarding spring, May minimester, and summer I enrollment. Spring enrollment dipped 2.17% districtwide with 15,167 students enrolled. That total included 5,366 students on the Bryan Campus, 4,116 online, 2,405 on the RELLIS Campus, 1,658 high school dual credit students, 1,433 on the Brenham Campus, 51 on the Schulenburg Campus, and 33 on the Sealy Campus.

May minimester enrollment improved 1.35% with 972 students enrolled, while preliminary summer I enrollment declined 5.35% with 5,764 students.

In other business, the board authorized the College to negotiate and execute contracts for the demolition of Holleman, Memorial, and Solons halls on the Brenham Campus and for the College’s customer relationship management system.

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