Teacher Incentive Allotment

House Bill (HB) 3 was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, and signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 11, 2019 establishing the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program.  The TIA program has a stated goal of a highly competitive salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high needs areas and rural district campuses.

Please use the links to the left and below for additional information.

NISD TIA Phase Options Presentation
NISD TIA Campus Presentation 
NISD TIA November Board Presentation 
TEA TIA Website

How TIA Was Created?

HB 3, 86th Legislature, included a massive increase in teacher pay. The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers. TIA allotment funds help Texas school systems reward, retain and recruit highly effective teachers. The funding formula prioritizes high needs and rural campuses.

Districts can now create compensation plans based on teacher effectiveness and student equity. This new model creates a path for outstanding teachers to earn a six-figure salary–thus, reducing the desire for highly effective teachers to leave the classroom.

TIA builds upon the success of past national incentive programs while removing previous barriers to success. TIA is available to all Texas teachers through their district or National Board.

What is the Teacher Incentive Allotment? 

HB 3 established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) to recognize effective teachers on three different levels: Recognized, Exemplary and Master. These teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts in order for them to reward their top performers.

What is a Designation? 

Teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts to reward and retain their most effective teachers. Teachers earn designations through two different routes. First, National Board Certified teachers are eligible to earn a Recognized designation. Second, districts may designate their effective teachers when they are approved for a local teacher designation system. The approval process is multi-step and includes the submission of a system application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and then a data validation process through Texas Tech University.

Ways to Receive TIA Allotment Funding 

All districts will receive the allotment funds regardless of whether they do or don’t have a local designation system.

Local Teacher Designation 
National Board