Mission, Texas - The Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) gathered in celebration of the selected educators participating in the Teacher Incentive Allotment Program awarded by the Texas Education Agency.
Mission CISD announced that it is among the selected school districts in the Rio Grande Valley chosen to participate in the program and has over 250 designated teachers who received gross pay totaling over $2.6 million. This designation reflects the district's collective commitment to excellence in education.
Based upon levels of performance, the Mission CISD Local Designation System presented three possible designations to teachers at the Inaugural Teacher Incentive Allotment Celebration.
Those designation bonus amounts are:
- Recognized range from $4,610-$8,239
- Exemplary range from $9,219-$16,478
- Master range from $17,366-$29,464
Mission CISD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carol G. Perez expressed how this program not only provides a pathway for retaining high-performing teachers, but it can also empower success for the district’s students.
“Your dedication has always been celebrated, however, now you are being rewarded in a way that recognizes your invaluable contributions,” Perez said. “Retaining highly qualified teachers has been more than just a goal for us; it's been a relentless pursuit. And today, we take a giant leap forward in that mission. Providing our deserving teachers with this level of compensation is a victory for each of you, a triumph for our district, and, most importantly, a resounding success for the students whose lives you touch.”
Now that a designation has been presented, teachers can find the designation on their State Board of Education Certification and will remain so if they stay in the classroom. This is an honor that Dr. Carol G. Perez has expressed she is immensely proud of.
"I am extremely proud of this this extraordinary achievement awarded to our committed educators.” Perez said. “As we move forward, let's continue to inspire, to innovate, and to create the kind of educational experiences that transform lives. Congratulations to each one of our exceptional teachers.”
The Superintendent thanked the Mission CISD Board of Trustees for supporting the initiative. Board Members include President Roy Vela, Vice President Iris Iglesias, Secretary Juan Gonzalez, Member Petra Ramirez, Member Minnie Rodgers, Member Veronica “Betty” R. Mendoza, and Member Jerry Zamora.
The TEA approval for Mission CISD caps a multi-year application process of data collections, and plan developments that meet strict state statutory and regulatory requirements. All data is validated by Texas Tech University and reviewed by TEA as a part of the approval process.
The monetary award will be paid out in August for five years if the teacher continues to teach. Additional teachers may qualify each year throughout the district’s designation approval, based upon the annual data review.
To learn more about the Teacher Incentive Allotment Program by the TEA please visit https://tiatexas.org.
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