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What is the Teacher Incentive Allotment?


Recognition and Reward for Excellence in Teaching

The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was created by the Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3 to provide a realistic pathway for top-performing teachers to earn higher salaries and help retain and attract highly effective teachers.

Shepherd ISD is part of Cohort E and will submit our TIA application in April 2022. SISD will work with a committee to develop the local designation system to be approved by the Texas Education Agency.


If Shepherd’s application is approved, the district will spend the 2022-2023 school year gathering teacher performance data and student growth data to submit to Texas Tech University, TEA's partner in this statewide project. By the Fall 2023, TEA will notify Shepherd ISD of final designation and allotment. By August 2024, funds will be issued to eligible teachers.

The exact amount of increased compensation available to each teacher is dependent on a formula determined at the state level, which also takes into account the number of students who are economically disadvantaged. You can learn more at tiatexas.org.