Hutto ISD officials shared in April that 60 teachers in the district will receive additional compensation through an incentive program provided by the state.

What happened

In its first year of participation in the Teacher Incentive Allotment, a state program that provides public funds to be awarded as incentive payments to educators based on campus-level evaluations, the district was able to qualify 60 teachers to receive the incentive. Under the district's local designation system, educators can receive varying amounts tied to their performance level:
  • Recognized: $3,000-$9,000
  • Exemplary: $6,000-$18,000
  • Master: $12,000-$32,000
Across the district, 24 teachers earned the Master designation, 17 earned the Exemplary designation and 19 earned the Recognized designation. They will retain this designation for up to five years, per the TIA program description.

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.