Tex. Educ. Code Section 48.112
Teacher Incentive Allotment


(a)

In this section, “rural campus” means a school campus that is:

(1)

located in:

(A)

an area that is not designated as an urbanized area or an urban cluster by the United States Census Bureau; and

(B)

a school district with fewer than 5,000 enrolled students; or

(2)

designated as a rural campus under rules adopted by the commissioner.

(b)

To ensure classroom teachers in this state have access to a six-figure salary, the allotment provided to a school district under this section offers resources to the district to increase teacher compensation and prioritize funding for high needs and rural district campuses.

(c)

For each classroom teacher with a teacher designation under Section 21.3521 (Local Optional Teacher Designation System) employed by a school district, the school district is entitled to an allotment equal to the following applicable base amount increased by the high needs and rural factor as determined under Subsection (d):

(1)

$12,000, or an increased amount not to exceed $32,000 as determined under Subsection (d), for each master teacher;

(2)

$6,000, or an increased amount not to exceed $18,000 as determined under Subsection (d), for each exemplary teacher; and

(3)

$3,000, or an increased amount not to exceed $9,000 as determined under Subsection (d), for each recognized teacher.

(d)

The high needs and rural factor is determined by multiplying the following applicable amounts by the average of the point value assigned to each student at a district campus under Subsection (e):

(1)

$5,000 for each master teacher;

(2)

$3,000 for each exemplary teacher; and

(3)

$1,500 for each recognized teacher.

(e)

Except as provided by Subsection (f), a point value for each student at a district campus shall be assigned as follows:

(1)

0, for a student for whom the district does not receive a compensatory education allotment under Section 48.104 (Compensatory Education Allotment)(b) or (e); or

(2)

0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, or 4.0, respectively, from least to most severe economic disadvantage according to the census block group in which the student resides, for a student for whom the district receives a compensatory education allotment under Section 48.104 (Compensatory Education Allotment)(b) or (e).

(f)

If the campus at which a student is enrolled is classified as a rural campus, a student is assigned the point value two tiers higher than the student’s point value determined under Subsection (e)(1) or (2).

(g)

A district is entitled to receive an increased allotment under this section in the amount necessary for reimbursement for any fees paid under Section 21.3521 (Local Optional Teacher Designation System).

(h)

The commissioner shall annually make available to the public a list of campuses with the projected allotment amounts per teacher designation at each campus.

(i)

A district shall annually certify that:

(1)

funds received under this section were used as follows:

(A)

at least 90 percent of each allotment received under Subsection (c) was used for the compensation of teachers employed at the campus at which the teacher for whom the district received the allotment is employed; and

(B)

any other funds received under this section were used for costs associated with implementing Section 21.3521 (Local Optional Teacher Designation System), including efforts to support teachers in obtaining designations; and

(2)

the district prioritized high needs campuses in the district in using funds received under this section.

(j)

The Texas School for the Deaf and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired are entitled to an allotment under this section. If the commissioner determines that assigning point values under Subsections (e) and (f) to students enrolled in the Texas School for the Deaf or the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is impractical, the commissioner may use the average point value assigned for those students’ home districts for purposes of calculating the high needs and rural factor.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1.031, eff. September 1, 2019.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 806 (H.B. 1525), Sec. 30, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 48.112 — Teacher Incentive Allotment, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­48.­htm#48.­112 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

48.001
State Policy
48.002
Purposes of Foundation School Program
48.003
Student Eligibility
48.004
Administration of the Program
48.005
Average Daily Attendance
48.006
Average Daily Attendance for Districts in Disaster Area
48.007
Off-campus Programs Approved for Purposes of Average Daily Attendance
48.009
Required Peims Reporting
48.010
Determination of Funding Levels
48.051
Basic Allotment
48.0051
Incentive for Additional Instructional Days
48.052
Sparsity Adjustment
48.053
Allotment for Certain Special-purpose School Districts
48.101
Small and Mid-sized District Allotment
48.102
Special Education
48.103
Allotment for Student with Dyslexia or Related Disorder
48.104
Compensatory Education Allotment
48.105
Bilingual Education Allotment
48.106
Career and Technology Education Allotment
48.107
Public Education Grant Allotment
48.108
Early Education Allotment
48.109
Gifted and Talented Student Allotment
48.110
College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus
48.111
Fast Growth Allotment
48.112
Teacher Incentive Allotment
48.114
Mentor Program Allotment
48.115
School Safety Allotment
48.151
Transportation Allotment
48.152
New Instructional Facility Allotment
48.153
Dropout Recovery School and Residential Placement Facility Allotment
48.154
Tuition Allotment for Districts Not Offering All Grade Levels
48.155
College Preparation Assessment Reimbursement
48.156
Certification Examination Reimbursement
48.201
Purpose
48.202
Tier Two Allotment
48.203
Limitation on Enrichment Tax Rate
48.204
Computation of Aid for District on Military Reservation or at State School
48.251
Financing
48.252
School District Entitlement for Certain Students
48.253
Additional State Aid for Tax Increment Financing Payments
48.254
Additional State Aid for Ad Valorem Tax Credits Under Texas Economic Development Act
48.255
State Compression Percentage
48.257
Local Revenue Level in Excess of Entitlement
48.258
Adjustment for Rapid Decline in Taxable Value of Property
48.259
Adjustment for Optional Homestead Exemption
48.260
Adjustment for Property Value Affected by State of Disaster
48.261
Reimbursement for Disaster Remediation Costs
48.262
Adjustments for Certain Districts Receiving Federal Impact Aid
48.265
Excess Funds for Video Surveillance of Special Education Settings
48.266
Distribution of Foundation School Fund
48.267
Adjustment by Commissioner
48.268
Adjustment for Resolution of Dispute or Error Resulting in Taxation of Same Property by Multiple School Districts
48.269
Estimates Required
48.270
Falsification of Records
48.271
Effect of Appraisal Appeal
48.272
Recovery of Overallocated Funds
48.273
Foundation School Fund Transfers
48.274
Foundation School Fund Transfers to Certain Charter Schools
48.275
Use of Certain Funds
48.277
Formula Transition Grant
48.278
Equalized Wealth Transition Grant
48.279
Maintenance of State Financial Support for Special Education
48.283
Additional State Aid for Certain Districts Impacted by Compression
48.301
Additional Assistance for Districts with Students Using Public Education Grants
48.302
Subsidy for High School Equivalency Examination for Certain Individuals
48.303
Additional State Aid for Regional Education Service Center Staff Salary Increases
48.305
Allotment for Non-enrolled Students Participating in University Interscholastic League Activities
48.307
Additional State Aid for State-approved Instructional Materials
48.308
Additional State Aid for Open Education Resource Instructional Material
48.1041
Compensatory Education Allotment Advisory Committee
48.2541
Additional State Aid for Certain Ad Valorem Tax Refunds
48.2542
Additional State Aid for Adjustment of Limitation on Tax Increases on Homestead of Elderly or Disabled
48.2543
Additional State Aid for Homestead Exemption
48.2551
Maximum Compressed Tax Rate
48.2552
Limitation on Maximum Compressed Rate
48.2556
Posting on Agency Website of Information Related to Reduction of Limitation of Tax on Homesteads of Elderly or Disabled
48.2642
Adjustments for Texas First Early High School Completion Program Graduates
48.2721
Recovery of Funds from Excessive Taxation

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 48.112’s source at texas​.gov