Texas may not be the only state tackling rural teacher recruitment, but its latest pet project could have some teachers seeing six-figure salaries.
The Lone Star State’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program provides pay increases to high-performing teachers throughout the state’s rural areas. Thanks to last month’s announcement that four school systems could join the allotment program, rural teachers could have the potential to earn more than $100,000 a year.
“We stand by our teachers whose talents have diversified and grown during the pandemic, and whose classroom leadership will help students recover from any learning loss they encounter,” said San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez told the San Antonio Report. “This is a pivotal time to make sweeping change to the teaching profession, and we are so appreciative that the State of Texas is allowing us to be part of this moment.”
While three of the new school districts to join the TIA program are from the San Antonio area, Donna ISD in the Rio Grande Valley was also approved. You can check out the release below for more info:
Garris Stroud is an award-winning ELA educator, author, and advocate from rural Western Kentucky. He is a former Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellow and member of the Kentucky Education Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Council (TAC).