About Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA)
Prosper ISD is excited to announce that we are preparing for the implementation of the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), a key part of House Bill 3 of the 86th Texas Legislature. The TIA is not a merit-pay approach and will not replace Prosper ISD’s current teacher salary schedule. TIA was established to help school districts provide increased compensation to recruit, support, and retain highly effective teachers in all schools. The TIA allotment funds are meant to recognize effective teachers on three different levels, Recognized, Exemplary, and Master. Districts that choose to participate are charged with developing a local teacher designation system that measures teacher effectiveness through student growth data and teacher observations.
Prosper ISD is in the process of preparing for the implementation of the TIA, with anticipated implementation during the 2023-2024 school year. The TIA designation approval process is a multi-year, multi-step process that includes the submission of a district designation system application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and a validation process through Texas Tech University. This process requires collaborative stakeholder engagement (including district administrators, teachers, and community members), significant planning, and adequate time to prepare all the necessary information to communicate prior to the first year of implementation.
Teachers who earn a designation will receive an additional stipend separate from their regular teacher salary. Only certified teachers who are working in a teaching position may earn this designation. Some employees who are Nationally Board Certified will be automatically designated and eligible, as well as teachers who have been designated by their prior district.
Pathways to Designation