• The Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program is dedicated to recruiting, supporting and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with particular emphasis on high-needs and rural schools. Our implementation will begin during the 2021-2022 school year. This program provides a pathway to financially recognize top teachers and serves as a great opportunity to honor the hard work and proven success of our Fabens ISD teaching staff. 

    For those who earn a distinction based on both teacher observation and student growth data, it will be an additional state stipend completely separate from the current Fabens ISD pay structure. However, this stipend is credited in the Teacher Retirement System and will be used in retirement benefit calculations.

    An alternate path to a TIA recognized designation is through National Board Certification. National Board Certification is available in 25 certificate areas across 16 disciplines with emphasis on grade levels from PK through 12th grade. FISD staff that possess a National Board Certification should contact FISD’s Human Resource Department to provide the necessary documentation. Staff interested in pursuing National Board Certification are encouraged to consult the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards site for more information.


  • Eligibility for TIA Designation

  • Master Teacher

  • Exemplary Teacher

  • Recognized Teacher