Midland ISD Accepted Into Teacher Incentive Allotment Program

Midland ISD Accepted Into Teacher Incentive Allotment Program
Teachers Can Earn More Money By Meeting Certain Academic Goals
August 9, 2021 — Midland ISD has received initial approval to participate in the state's Teacher Incentive Allotment program, which will give teachers the opportunity to earn extra, performance-based pay if they meet certain academic goals.
"We want to do our very best to recruit, retain and reward high-performing teachers, and TIA is an opportunity to keep these teachers in the classroom," said Patrick Jones, Director of Leadership Development. "Students ultimately will be the beneficiaries of this initiative because they'll be learning from the best teachers who are preparing them for life after graduation."
TIA was established by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 with the stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high-need areas and rural district campuses. In part, it is an attempt to keep top teachers in the classroom instead of moving to administrative positions. MISD was one of 23 districts in Cohort D to have its application accepted without modification. In total, 203 districts applied to part of Cohort D.
"This team should be very proud," Jones said. "Many classroom leaders, campus leaders and district leaders were involved in the process, and everyone was highly committed to being accepted into TIA from the beginning."
For now, eligible teachers must teach K-8 English language and reading or math; English I, English II or Algebra I; or have their National Board Certification. MISD can expand this in the future. Teachers can earn up to $25,600 more per year if they meet certain academic success benchmarks.
MISD submitted its application in April and received initial approval from the Texas Education Agency in June. Data will be captured this school year, which will be reviewed by TEA in partnership with Texas Tech University. Notifications and payouts will occur in 2023.
More information is available at midlandisd.net/tia.
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