During the school year, educators, administrators and staff members at school districts spend a third of the day with students.

They take care of them, teach and feed them.

They spend countless hours before and after school, as well as over the summer, working to ensure their students get the best education possible. They seek innovative ways to reach them.

Many teachers spend money out of their own pockets to fill the gaps in their classrooms and do the best job possible.

So it was good to see lawmakers step up and make sure those who help shape young minds receive appropriate compensation for the work they do.

In this legislative session, lawmakers compromised and agreed upon House Bill 3, which reshaped how districts receive state funding and how that funding is to be spent.

Many districts benefited from it, including Seguin, Navarro and Marion ISDs.

Those additional dollars equated to sizable salary increases for all employees — not just teachers and administrators.

Every member on staff plays an important role in a child’s life and in their education.

Nothing is more valuable to a community than the precious commodities that our schools are entrusted with.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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