Weatherford ISD Receives Teacher Incentive Allotment Approval

The Weatherford Independent School District is proud to announce that its Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) designation system has been validated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is approved.


The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) is a program created by the 86th Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3 to assist districts with recruiting, supporting, and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with a special emphasis on high-needs and rural schools.


“I am so proud of our staff for their perseverance throughout Weatherford ISD’s three-year process to become a TIA designated district," said Dr. Beau Rees, Superintendent of Schools at Weatherford ISD. "While all Texas school districts have the option to participate in the TIA, it is not a requirement. Weatherford ISD is honored to receive this validation and approval from TEA; it is great to receive additional compensation for educators, fully paid for by the State of Texas, for going above and beyond to help our students grow academically.”


A total of 79 teachers earned a designation through Weatherford ISD’s TIA system. Designations are awarded for five years and noted on the teacher’s certificate. The amount of funding a designated teacher earns varies by campus based on their designation and the socioeconomic needs of the teacher’s campus.


Mike Guest, school board president said, “The validation of Weatherford ISD's TIA designation system advances the district's commitment to recruit, reward, and retain teachers who provide an exceptional learning environment for our students.”


By mid-May, TEA will notify the school district and teachers that have been identified as earning a one of three designations: Recognized, Master, or Exemplary. The allotment for Weatherford ISD TIA designees will range from $3,354 to $18,131 according to TEA’s allotment formula for the 2023-2024 school year. In addition, instructional staff at campuses with a designated teacher will also benefit from this allotment. According to the approved Weatherford ISD spending plan, TIA allotment funds will be distributed on the June 25, 2024, paycheck.