Harmony Public Schools presented $7.5 million in bonuses to its teachers through the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment program.
Roughly 833 teachers across 62 campuses and 6 districts have been awarded. Nine Harmony teachers in Dallas received nearly $22,000 in bonuses. There are three designations a teacher can receive including recognized, exemplary, and master. From the designations, Harmony received 318 recognized teachers, 354 exemplary, and 161 master designations overall.
The Teacher Incentive Allotment was introduced in June 2019 in Texas. Teacher designations from TEA generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts and campuses to reward and retain their most effective teachers. The funding prioritizes high needs and rural campuses. Harmony Public Schools was one of the first school systems to be named into the program.