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Longview ISD is awarding more than $3.1 million in incentive pay for achieving teachers, with a few of the very highest-performing teachers projected to receive more than $30,000 in their December paychecks.
Incentive bonus distribution will come in “lump sum” disbursement beginning on Dec. 17.
As one of the highest performing teachers, Judson STEAM Academy teacher Brandis Jamerson takes home more than $20,000.
Her son, Bryson, could barely contain his gratitude.
“I’m really glad that she’s got this paycheck because she was working so hard for us,” he said.
The district utilizes LISD’s aggressive local pay structures as well as the Longview Incentive For Teachers (LIFT) program, and the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) funding sources to make this possible for our hard-working education professionals.
While the Texas Education Agency did not assign campus ratings or academic distinction designations to schools across the state, Dr. James Hockenberry says enough data is available to calculate academic distinction designations using the state model and formulas for the 2020-21 school year.
As a result, the LIFT model calculations will be amended to include a slightly modified academic distinction designation model for the 2020-21 school year, and will add LISD’s kindergarten teachers to the LIFT Performance Award Model starting in the current school year.