During Monday night's Shallowater ISD school board meeting, board members approved raises for every employee within the district.

Under HB 3, $420,000 had to be spent on raises for teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses. It was the decision of board members to allocate a much larger percentage of monies to all employees.

First year teachers will start at $36,000.

The school district allocated $1.1 million in raises divided among every employee. The average pay increase has not been released.