KILLEEN, Texas (FOX 44) – Looking for a job? The Killeen Independent School District can help!

The district is having a job fair this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harker Heights High School. As the largest district in Region 12, Killeen ISD currently offers a competitive starting salary of $56,160 for first-year teachers. The goal is to re-engage educators to come work at Killeen schools.

The district recently passed a new academic calendar for the 2023-2024 school year that provides teachers and students with a new fall break in the month of October. All Killeen ISD employees have health insurance plans available to them at no cost.

The district is specifically looking to hire critical subject areas and have increased stipends to attract educators in the region. The bilingual teacher stipend was increased to $7,500 and the Special Education self-contained teacher stipend was raised to $5,000.

“We’re looking, really, to hire our teachers [in] hard to teach critical shortage areas, also, looking for a speech pathologist,” says Killeen ISD Chief Communications & Marketing Officer Taina Maya. “But really, every facet of our district, whether it’s a custodian, groundskeeper, we need some interesting workers and CDL drivers. This is a mega job fair. For instance, the district’s chance to really get out there and get ahead of next school year.”

The district says it is one of the few school districts in the area to offer longevity pay for professional and auxiliary employees completing five cumulative years with the district. Additionally, it allows for former Killeen ISD employees to return to the district and receive credit for their previous Killeen ISD years of service, thus retaining and recruiting tenured employees.  

The district typically hires between 500-600 teachers every summer. It aims to keep teachers on board with longevity pay – paying more year-to-year. During the job fair, interested applicants will have the opportunity to interview on-site and receive conditional offers of employment.

Anyone interested in becoming an educator in Killeen ISD is encouraged to attend the job fair and learn how to be reimbursed up to $5,000 for their Alternative Certification with a teaching commitment to the district. 

The district says it is hiring classroom teachers, special education employees, bus drivers, aides, custodians, maintenance workers, groundskeepers, nurses, clinic aides, librarians, school nutrition workers, bus monitors and more. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online before the job fair. To view a list of current openings and apply, you can visit