We appreciate our faculty and staff here in Alief ISD. Despite the tough times associated with our 19 million dollar budget challenge, we want to acknowledge that your hard work and support for our students do not go unnoticed. With the support of our board and through ESSER dollars, we will be providing for all full time eligible employees a $500 supplement in March to help combat challenges with inflation, as well as a retention supplement of $1500 additional dollars in September. We recognize that this summer’s teaching market is bound to be competitive among the school districts here in Region IV. Alief’s unique culture, investment in quality professional development, and diversity are district characteristics we will all be challenged to find anywhere else.

The following employee groups are not eligible for the supplement:

  • Substitute teachers other than dedicated substitute teachers
  • Part-time/temp employees not filling a budgeted position
  • Contractors
  • Student teachers

(Retention supplement eligibility based on eligible employees employed 22-23 through the end of the year who return in the 23-24 school year)

We will be hosting budget conversations in the upcoming weeks to share some of the challenges that are in front of us and strategies for moving forward as a district. Below are some steps we all can take to support additional funding for our students and Alief ISD.

What Can We Do?

  • Make phone calls, send texts, and encourage students to come to school whenever they are well
  • Encourage state legislators to fund schools based on enrollment versus attendance
  • Advocate with state legislators for an increased dollar amount for each student (also known as the basic student allotment)
  • Be proud advocates of your public school and community

As we look forward we will host community events to share more about our financial challenges and ways that we will be working together to manage our shortfall in funding (Learn About Our Board’s Legislative Priorities).

Community Budget Meetings

  • February 9: Community Communication Meeting Eastside – Olle Middle School, 6:00 PM
  • February 16: Community Communication Meeting Central – Alief Center for Advanced Careers, 6:00 PM
  • February 28: Community Communication Meeting Westside – Alief Center for Talent Development, 6:00 PM


Alief ISD middle and high school students brought home 54 Gold Keys, 168 Silver Keys and 341 Honorable Mentions Awards in Writing from the Harris County Department of Education regional contest. This year the district’s students brought home more writing awards than last school year!

The Elsik High School boys soccer team is on fire! They are 8-0 and have outscored their opponents 43-0. The team was spotlighted by KHOU Channel 11’s Inside High School Sports. View the segment here.


Dr. Anthony Mays
Alief ISD


Looking Forward

  • February 11: Health & Wellness Expo – Albright Middle School, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • February 15: Soda with the Superintendent – Albright Middle School, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • March 4: Pre-K Preview – Center for Talent Development, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • March 25: Alief ISD Family U Conference – Center for Talent Development, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • April 1: Alief ISD Girls Conference – Cummings Elementary, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • April 13: Kinder Round Up – All Elementary Schools, 5:00 PM