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March 2023 - Superintendent's Update

EVIT Superintendent Update

                                                                                                                                                                   Mar. 2, 2023

Competitive salaries

This week, the EVIT Governing Board approved pay increases for teachers and support staff for 2023-24 that will increase the base salary for new hires while also bringing current staff up to those hiring guidelines. The board approved the increases after a financial analysis showed EVIT’s salaries were not competitive. Through a combination of funds and the opportunity to earn a $2,000 performance bonus, the average increase for teachers will be 18%. Average raises for hourly support staff will be 14% and the average for salaried support staff will be 28%. The board will consider pay increases for adult education instructors and other certified staff at its next meeting. Thank you, EVIT Governing Board!

Stewardship of tax dollars

When EVIT was created 30 years ago, voters in East Valley school districts agreed to share resources and tax themselves to provide the extra funding needed to improve career and technical education in a cost-efficient way. The EVIT Governing Board has begun taking a closer look at central campus programs and satellite programs in East Valley high schools to ensure that programs are not being unnecessarily added or duplicated. Read Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson’s column on why Career Technical Education Districts like EVIT need to refocus on their promise to taxpayers:

East Valley Auto Challenge

EVIT’s Automotive Technologies instructors are busy planning their second annual East Valley Auto Challenge in which automotive students from throughout the state will test their knowledge and skills in systems repair and diagnosis. The event will be April 1 at the EVIT Main Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. The auto challenge brings together a wide range of participants from the automotive industry, including small family-owned repair shops as well as larger manufacturer dealerships. Those interested in donating prizes or gift certificates should contact John Lindstrom at INTERNAL LINK [email protected].

Women in CTE

March is Women in Career and Technical Education Month. EVIT values the contributions of our female staff and industry partners. They inspire students and change lives every day! Video:

Career path starts in high school

With over 40 programs to choose from, EVIT offers East Valley high school students the opportunity to get a head-start toward their career before they graduate: Read more about EVIT and our successful alumni on our page:

Thank you for your support in helping EVIT change lives.