Teacher Incentive Allotment
Frisco Independent School District is Preparing for Implementation of the Teacher Incentive Allotment
The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) is a key part of House Bill 3, dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with particular emphasis on high-needs and rural schools. Districts that choose to participate are charged with developing local teacher designation systems that measure teacher effectiveness based, at a minimum, on both teacher observation and student growth data.
Developing a local teacher designation system requires significant planning, robust stakeholder engagement, adequate time to prepare all necessary materials for rollout, and a strong communication plan prior to the first implementation year. Frisco ISD is excited to embark upon this journey with an anticipated full implementation during the 2021-2022 school year. This will serve as a great opportunity to honor the great work of our Frisco ISD teaching staff.
The Teacher Incentive Allotment is not a merit-pay approach to compensation, and it will not replace the District’s current pay structure. For those who earn a distinction, it will be an additional state stipend completely separate from the current Frisco ISD pay structure.
Some employees will be automatically designated and eligible for the state stipend. If a teacher is hired in Frisco ISD and was designated in their previous district, the teacher will still receive the state stipend. Additionally, if a teacher is Nationally Board Certified, they will be automatically designated and will receive a state stipend.
For more information regarding the Teacher Incentive Allotment or National Board Certification, visit this list of frequently asked questions. You can also access information regarding the District's Teacher Incentive Allotment progress to learn more.
FISD teachers who have questions that are not addressed in the FAQ or would like to provide other feedback to be considered in the development of a local teacher designation system can log into their FISD Google account to access this feedback form.