Please make sure that you are regularly checking TEA's
HB 3 website
. This website contains all the information the Agency has available regarding House Bill 3.
Teacher Incentive Allotment
This week, TEA focused on the topic of teacher incentives. Districts that choose to participate can develop a local designation system and receive additional funding for designated teachers they employ (with 90% of that funding going toward teacher compensation at the campus where the designated teacher is employed). TEA is partnering with Texas Tech to approve local designation systems. Funding amounts are increased for educators assigned to campuses that serve a more concentrated population of students qualifying for compensatory education funding and/or a campus classified as rural. The agency outlined the timeline for the development and approval process. For more info, please see:
Bilingual Education Allotment
Last week, TEA released information on the Bilingual Education Allotment. They addressed the additional funding available for LEP/English Language Learners and for non-ELL students, as well as the new spending requirements, and resources available to support dual language immersion programs. Check it out via links below:
TEA also published an updated
schedule for HB 3 rulemaking
. We are closely monitoring rules that may be proposed--in particular rules pertaining to topics such as wealth equalization and excess local revenue, and any other topic that could impact school district funding.