PfISD Receives Teacher Incentive Allotment Approval
March 7, 2023 - Pflugerville ISD is pleased to announce that it has earned the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) designation through the Texas Education Agency. District staff has worked toward this designation for the past three years to provide salary incentives to qualifying highly-effective teachers. In the first year of designation, PISD will reward 88 teachers from across the district for their outstanding performance in the classroom. The TIA designation will allow the district to provide additional compensation of up to $21,000.
Based on the previous year's data in the TIA funding map, this designation could generate approximately $1.2 million in additional funding for the designated teachers in PfISD for cumulative earnings of roughly $6 million over the five-year designation period. TEA will notify TIA-designated teachers of their final 2022-2023 allotment amounts in late May.
"I am so proud of our administrative staff for their hard work the last three years to create a model that earned approval for this designation," PfISD Superintendent Dr. Doug Killian said. "This is not an easy process, but we will see the benefits for years by providing additional money to our amazing teachers who qualify and deserve it."
Made possible by the passage of House Bill 3 during the 86th Legislative Session, the Teacher Incentive Allotment provides a pathway for high-performing teachers to earn higher salaries while enabling districts to recruit and retain highly effective teachers on their campuses. PfISD underwent a 10-campus pilot during the 2021-2022 school year, resulting in the local designation of 88 participating teachers.
Since 2019, TIA has allocated $138.7 million in additional funding to school systems across Texas. PfISD is the first district in the Central Texas metroplex to earn TIA approval.
“We know we have wonderful teachers here in PfISD, and hopefully, this will help us to retain those teachers and recruit new teachers to our district," Dr. Killian said.
For districts to be approved for a Local Designation System, they must undergo a multi-year application process. The process starts with system development and an application that must pass statutory and regulatory requirements, followed by a full year of implementation to capture teacher performance data. Districts then submit their data to be validated by Texas Tech University and holistically reviewed by TEA for full system approval.
PfISD has extended the TIA pilot to 32 schools in the district for the 2022-2023 school year. Teachers who earn their designation under TIA will retain it for five years, through the 2025-2026 school year.
Learn more about the PfISD Teacher Incentive Allotment Process here.