TYLER — Tyler public school employees will be getting a little extra in their paychecks. KETK reports the school board approved those raises Thursday. This will increase the starting salary for new teachers. It will also increase pay for current teachers and staffers by four to five percent. Superintendent Gary Mooring (pictured) says cuts to education funding prevented them from giving raises for three years, but things are looking up. According to Mooring, “This time money coming into the state was much better and they reinstated funding which allowed us to come back and do pay raises this year.” Mooring says this will help the district retain employees and be competitive with other districts.