Teacher Incentive Allotment - TIA
The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was funded in House Bill 3 (HB 3) by the 86th Texas Legislature in June 2019. HB3 established an optional Teacher Incentive Allotment with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high-needs areas and rural district campuses. House Bill 3 provides districts with local control and flexibility in choosing how to evaluate teachers, determine student growth, and assign designations. The state hopes to recruit, retain, and reward exceptional teachers through TIA.
Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) recognizes 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.
Hays CISD formed the Teacher Incentive Allotment Steering Committee to engage stakeholders in feedback and input on the locally designed teacher designation system. This committee is comprised of teachers, principals and district administrators. The goal of the committee is to provide input on the design of the Hays CISD TIA Plan and make final decisions as the primary architects of the system. The TIA Steering Committee meets regularly to continue to revise, refine and expand the program to a wider range of teachers. Please see the most recent Hays CISD TIA Handbook for details on the school district’s plan.
The Hays CISD TIA application was approved by the Texas Education Agency in the spring of 2021. The district collected data to determine teacher designations for the locally designed TIA system during the 2021-2022 school year. Hays CISD submitted to the Texas Education Agency its recommended designations on October 20, 2022. TEA will notify Hays CISD in February 2023 to communicate whether or not the recommended designations have been approved. If the recommendations are approved, Human Resources will notify teachers of their allotment in April with a payment in June 2023.
- Hays CISD 23 - 24 TIA Expansion includes 3rd grade Math teachers using NWEA MAP assessment to measure student growth.
- CTE is piloting Precision Exams using Precision Industry-based Assessments to measure student growth.