Rewarding Teacher Excellence in Sheldon ISD
The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program is a new SISD initiative to reward, retain and recruit highly effective teachers on every campus while providing a realistic pathway for top SISD teachers to earn six-figure salaries.
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.