Teacher Incentive Allotment

  • The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established by HB 3 in an effort to reward, retain, and recruit highly effective teachers. Part of the Teacher Incentive Allotment allows for Nationally Board-Certified teachers to automatically earn a minimum annual allotment of $3,000. For more information about the Teacher Incentive Allotment, please visit: https://tiatexas.org/ Katy ISD is currently in the application stage of developing a Local Designation system for our District. However, a Nationally Board-Certified teacher is automatically eligible to receive a Recognized Designation with or without a Local Designation system in place.  


    National Board Certification (NBC) is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certifies teachers who successfully complete its rigorous certification process. National Board Certification is available in 25 certificate areas representing 16 different disciplines and four developmental levels and is applicable to most teachers in U.S. public schools. In an effort to encourage teachers to earn their National Board Certification, the state will reimburse fees paid to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards upon completion of the program. To learn more about National Board Certification, the categories for Board Certification and the TIA, please visit https://tiatexas.org/national-board-certification/. If you are interested in the TIA funding allotments for your campus, please visit The TIA Funding Map: https://tiatexas.org/teacher-incentive-allotment-funding-map/  For general information about National Board Certification in Texas, please visit: National Board Certification in Texas: https://www.nbpts.org/texas/ .


    If you are interested in becoming Nationally Board Certified to earn a Recognized Distinction, Region IV has cohorts to assist aspiring candidates. If you are interested in joining one of these cohorts or would just like more information, please visit their website at www.esc4.net and search for National Board Certification in their search engine. They provide a wealth of information on TIA and National Board Certification. At certain times, there could be professional development sessions available on joining their cohort. These informational sessions are free of charge and include information on:


    How the Region 4 National Board Candidate Cohort (R4NBCC) can help you earn a Recognized designation for the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA)!

    • Learn the process and prerequisites for National Board Certification.
    • Review the process for applying and the requirements of the R4NBCC.
    • Discuss how National Board certification generates an allotment for TIA.
    • Learn how R4NBCC participation is FREE for the 2023-24 school year, and how to receive continued support for the 2024-25 school year. 


    If you would like to become Nationally Board Certified without going through a Region IV cohort, you can find out more information or get started at www.nbpts.org/certification/get-started/ .


    Click the following link to view instructions on how to get reimbursed through the Katy ISD TIA program: Employee Self Service Reimbursement Instructions


    The Katy ISD contact for TIA or NBCT questions is Dr. Neta Hill. She can be reached at 281.396.2260 or at netayhill@katyisd.org