Teacher Incentive Allotment

Eastland ISD

Teacher Incentive Allotment

The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was created by the Texas Legislature in June of 2019, with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers, prioritizing teaching in high needs and rural district campuses. The intent of this initiative is to provide highly effective teachers a pathway to earn more while remaining in the classroom and to help attract and retain highly effective teachers.


Based on a locally-developed and state-approved designation system, teachers will have the opportunity to earn a designation of master, exemplary, or recognized. The two required components to evaluate when recommending teachers for designation are the teacher appraisal system and student growth outcomes. Once earned, the designation is applied to the individual’s teaching certificate and remains valid for five years.


Eastland ISD highly values the time and effort outstanding teachers pour into their assignments, ensuring our students receive the best possible education. We wish to recognize and reward these efforts by providing to our teachers the opportunity to earn a Teacher Incentive Allotment designation.

Eastland ISD Teacher Incentive Allotment Goals

We wish to recognize and reward our teachers who are already doing an excellent job.

We wish to recruit excellent teachers and keep the ones we have.

We want to see continual improvement and student success in our district.

Eligible Teaching Assignments for 2021-2022 Data Capture Year

Eligible Teaching Assignments for 2022-2023 Data Capture Year

3rd-8th Grade Reading and Math

English I & II

Algebra I

3rd-8th RLA and Math

English I, II, III, and IV

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Math Models

4th-8th Science

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

4th-8th Social Studies

US History

1st and 2nd Grade Reading and Math

Eligible Teaching Assignments for 2023-2024 Data Capture Year

(all assignments listed above)

Prekindergarten Literacy and Math

Kindergarten Literacy and Math

Elementary Reading Interventionists

Elementary PE and Music

World History, World Geography, Government/Economics

TIA Coordinator for EISD--Shelley Rinehart (srinehart@eastland.esc14.net)