The action came following a closed session. Albritton said last year that his base yearly salary is $150,000.
Before the closed session, the board called the annual school board election for May 14.
At-large seats held by board President Todd Tefteller, Gloria King and Mark Skinner are up for election.
The board also approved a resolution asking the Texas State Legislature to “make education a priority” in its current session.
Albritton said the resolution, begun by Aledo ISD, was “the most apolitical” movement asking legislators to prioritize education. He said he believed that all but 250 Texas school districts have approved the Aledo resolution.
GISD trustees were to send the resolution to State Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and State Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola.)
The board also authorized the Gilmer Buckeye Band to make a trip to Washington D.C., scheduled for May 28 to June 4.
Also at Tuesday night’s meeting, trustees recognized two high school students for winning All-State musical honors: Shelbi Herndon, who was named first chair soprano in the Texas Music Educators Assn. All-State Women’s Choir; and Alyssa Abney, named to the all-state band in alto clarinet. (See front page of last Wednesday’s Mirror for further details.)
In addition, some school principals expressed their appreciation to trustees, who also received gifts in connection with School Board Appreciation Month.
“We do appreciate the work you all do,” Albritton told the board, noting trustees “put in a lot of time” without financial compensation.