What is Spring Rewards?
Spring Rewards is an employee incentive program that awards eligible teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, principals, and assistant and associate principals for meeting or exceeding the district’s performance goals as evidenced by predefined data criteria. Other campus-based employees who may qualify are interventionists, coaches, instructional specialists, and student support specialists (SSS). The employees will receive the same award amount as a teacher.
Interventionists, who are linked to students, are eligible to earn an award as well as instructional specialists, SSS, and coaches if they serve as a teacher of record and their assignment is verified by the principal through an attestation process. All employees must be in their qualifying position for at least one full semester, according to the hire dates as determined by Spring ISD.
Spring Rewards is comprised of four categories, including Spring Rising, Teacher Incentive Allotment, iZone Incentive, and Resilient Schools Support Program (RSSP) Incentive.
What criteria will be used?
The following criteria will be used for Spring Rewards incentives:
- TEA campus rating of A, B, or C;
- Individual teacher performance on STAAR Domain 2 Part A or MAP CGI;
- iZone campus rating of A or B; and
- RSSP campus rating of A or B.
Spring Rising is a district-funded compensation program that awards teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, assistant and associate principals, and principals at A- and B-rated campuses. Other qualifying campus-based employees are:
- Interventionists, who are linked to students; and
- Instructional specialists, SSS, and coaches if they taught students and their teaching assignment is verified by the principal through an attestation process.
Teacher Incentive Allotment
The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) awards teachers for meeting or exceeding pre-established district goals. In the TIA, "teacher" is defined as an educator whose PEIMS job code is 087 and at least 50% of the educator's contracted time is spent in a teaching role with students. Three designation levels, including Recognized, Exemplary, and Master, are used to determine awards. The range of award amounts are as follows:
- $6,000 - $18,000
- $12,000 - $32,000
A teacher’s performance level is determined by the percent of students who reach or exceed one-years’ worth of growth. To qualify for a Recognized Teacher designation at least 55% of a teacher’s students must meet or exceed one year of expected growth.
To qualify for the Exemplary Teacher designation, a minimum of 60% of the teacher’s students must meet or exceed expected growth.
For a teacher to be rated as Master, a minimum of 70% of the teacher’s students must meet or exceed expected growth.
National Board Certified Teachers will earn a Recognized designation and an award ranging from $3,000 to $9,000, depending on the socioeconomic status of the campus’s students and the campus’s rural status. To learn more about the TIA and National Board certificate, click here.This is the TIA definition of "teacher" in order for educators to be eligible for this incentive program:
Educators employed as teachers during the 2021-2022 school year
Employed in a job position is a PEIMS job code of 087
Teaches students for at least 50% of contracted day
Meets the Creditable Years of Service
Employed and compensated for at least 90 days at 100% of the day; or
180 days for 5-99% of the day (or the equivalent of one semester).
Paid leave days and professional development days count towards the year of service.
All TIA award payouts will be distributed in August 2023.
For a recap of the spring 2023 meetings, click here.
The iZone Incentive is a district-funded compensation program that rewards principals at the iZone campuses that achieve an A or B-accountability rating. The iZone campuses are Bammel, Clark, Eikenroht, and Major elementary schools; Claughton Middle School and the School for International Studies at Bammel.
The RSSP Incentive is a district-funded compensation program that rewards principals at the RSSP campuses for retention (June 2022) as well as for achieving an A or B-accountability rating (October 2022). The RSSP campuses are Bailey, Dueitt, Twin Creeks, and Wells middle schools; and Spring Leadership Academy.
Principal Recruitment and Retention Incentives
Payout Month Redesign Planning $2,500 June 2021 Redesign Implementation $2,500 June 2022 Performance Incentives 2021-2022
Based on STAAR accountability campus rating of A and B
Earn TEA Rating of B $5,000 October 2022 Earn TEA Rating of A $10,000 October 2022
When will awards be paid?
Award Payout Date
Award Name/Employee Group
iZone and RSSP Principal Recruitment and Retention Incentives
- iZone and RSSP Principal Performance Incentives
- Campus Performance Rating
- Individual Teacher Performance
- Principal Incentive
- Associate/Assistant Principal Incentive
Teacher Incentive Allotment
*Dates are subject to change.