Georgetown ISD submitted an application in April for additional funding to pay incentives to teachers, which could see educators receive merit-based incentives by summer 2026.

What you need to know

In an April board workshop, district administrators shared they were working to complete and submit their application to participate in the Teacher Incentive Allotment funding mechanism. Wes Vanicek, GISD's chief strategist for assessment and feedback, said the application for the program would be submitted April 15.

The application includes a proposed method of determining which teachers would qualify for the additional incentive, based on teacher and student performance. This local designation system would see teachers receive an incentive based on their designation under the program:
  • Recognized: $3,000-$9,000
  • Exemplary: $6,000-$18,000
  • Master: $12,000-$32,000
About the program

The Teacher Incentive Allotment is a program that was created by the state in 2019 to keep teachers in the classroom by increasing teacher pay as a performance-based mechanism. Per the Texas Education Agency, qualifying teachers were awarded a total of $145.2 million in incentives in 2023.

What's next?

Vanicek said the district will continue working to create a handbook and website guiding the local implementation of the teacher incentive allotment, and prepare to validate teacher data over the summer and into the fall.