• An Introduction to Killeen ISD's Teacher Incentive Allotment Program

    House Bill 3 (HB 3), passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019, established a Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high needs areas and rural district campuses. Texas Education Code (TEC) §48.112 authorizes Killeen ISD to participate in TIA. This allotment offers resources to the district to increase teacher compensation and prioritize funding for high needs and rural district campuses. Killeen ISD disburses 90% of each allotment received through its participation in TIA to the teacher of designation. The remaining 10% of funds received as part of TIA are awarded to members of the grade or course PLC or used to provide professional development to support teachers in obtaining designation and improving classroom learning, while prioritizing high needs campuses in the district.

    TEC §21.3521 authorizes Killeen ISD to establish a Local Optional Teacher Designation System (LDS) as part of TIA. The commissioner shall establish performance and validity standards for each LDS that must provide a mathematical possibility that all teachers eligible for designation may earn the designation. The district may designate a certified classroom teacher as a master, exemplary, or recognized teacher for a five-year period based on the results from single year or multiyear appraisals. For each classroom teacher with a teacher designation, the district is entitled to an allotment determined by a base amount multiplied by a high needs and rural factor. The commissioner will annually make available to the public a list of campuses with the project allotment amounts per teacher designation at each campus.

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will periodically conduct evaluations of the effectiveness of all local optional teacher designation systems. By implementing its LDS and receiving funds under TIA, Killeen ISD has agreed to participate in these evaluations. Notwithstanding performance standards, a classroom teacher that holds a National Board Certification issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards may be designated as recognized.
    2023-2024 TIA Timeline

    September 5, 2023

    Data Dashboard Published for Teacher Review 

    October 19, 2023

    TIA Data Submission Due

    October 27, 2023

    Fall PEIMS Snapshot Date

    November – January

    Texas Tech University & TEA Data Validation and Reliability Study

    December 7, 2023

    Fall PEIMS due to TEA

    February 1, 2024

    TEA Notification to District of System Approval or Denial

    February 23, 2024

    Winter PEIMS Snapshot Date

    March 29, 2024

    Winter PEIMS due to TEA

    April 8, 2024

    TEA Update of Annual Allotment Amounts Posted to Website

    April 15, 2024

    LEA Application for Expansions and Modification Due

    April 19, 2024

    Submit Teacher Email List for Annual Evaluation Survey

    April 23 – May 3, 2024

    Verification and Confirmation of Allotments

    May 1 – May 24, 2024

    Annual Evaluation Survey Window

    May 12, 2024

    Final Deadline to Dispute Allotments

    May 15, 2024

    LEA Teacher Notification of Designation and Allotments

    by June 28, 2024

    Disbursement of Teacher Incentive Allotment Funds to Teachers