The charge reads:
Monitor…HB 3, which relates to public school finance and public education. Monitor the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) implementation of the bill, including the extensive rulemaking process and broad unintended consequence authority of the commissioner. Examine the pay raises districts have provided to staff and the various approaches adopted to differentiate these salary increases according to experience.
The opportunity for districts to meaningfully differentiate teacher salary increases through the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) is one of the signature measures of HB 3, passed in the 2019 session. This allotment sets out both to reward and retain top teaching talent and to provide students equitable access to that talent by targeting state support toward exemplary teacher performance in the service of economically disadvantaged and rural students.