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BRYAN- The Blinn College Board of Trustees has approved a pay raise for full time employees.
Around 1,000 employees in Brazos County will get a 3% increase, (or $1,000 whichever is greater) the largest raise in the past 5 years.
Spokesperson Brandon Webb for Blinn College says the funding comes from state revenue for contact hours and high enrollment.
"The legislature has sped up the process by which were reimbursed for those contact hours," Webb said, "Which means if we see an increase in enrollment, we see increase in revenue from the state on a shorter amount of time which allows us flexibility to have that funding quicker. So we're using a portion of that to fund the new raise."
The Board also approved a one time special adjustment of $600 dollars for full-time faculty members.