House Bill (HB) 3 was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 11, 2019. The bill established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program. The TIA has a stated goal of a highly competitive salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high needs areas and rural district campuses. The program is dedicated to recruiting, supporting and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with particular emphasis on high need and rural schools. Districts, if they choose to, can develop a local designation system and designate high-performing teachers (Master, Exemplary or Recognized). Districts will receive additional funding ($3,000-$32,000 per year) for every designated teacher they employ.
The Waco ISD TIA stakeholder and campus expert committees meet monthly to review progress and make recommendations for expansion. The District has an approved TEA Cohort C TIA application and submitted teachers for designation in the fall of 2021. We are proud to report our data passed validated by Texas Tech University. The district will continue to meet with stakeholders and campus experts to refine our local designation system, while awaiting approval from TEA this spring on the districtʼs first group of designated teachers.
- Waco ISD Board Presentation [April 28, 2022]
- Waco ISD Board Presentation [December 16, 2021]
- Waco ISD Phase 2 Teacher Presentation - August 2021
- Waco ISD Board Presentation [October 13, 2020]
- Teacher Incentive Allotment - Launch Presentation [August 2020]
- Waco ISD Board Presentation [May 21, 2020]
- TEA TIA website
- TEA HB 3 Details
- Waco ISD TIA Guidebook
- Waco ISD Core Leadership Practices
- Waco ISD TIA - Teacher Tracker
- National Board Certified Teachers and TIA