Staff Salary Allotments
House Bill 3 (HB 3) was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019 and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. This historical bill brought on many new allotments, but also repealed a few such as the Gifted and Talented, High School, and Staff Salary Allotments. Although HB 3 eliminated the staff salary allotment, it’s important for charter schools to remember that if you were eligible to receive it in the 2018-19 school year, you can still claim it after your last payroll in August has been posted. This is a one-time payment that’s not released until the Superintendent certifies it at the end of the 12-month period. Each entity receives $500 for each full-time employee and $250 for each part-time employee who meets the criteria. Timing is crucial so be sure and submit your final report for the 2018-19 school year.
Are charter schools eligible to receive the staff salary allotment?
A charter school is eligible if the charter holder participated in the TRS ActiveCare program in the 2005–2006 school year and the charter holder had a charter school in operation on January 1, 2006.
Who qualifies as a “staff” member for the purposes of determining the staff salary allotment?
- Active contributing member of TRS
- Work 30 or more hours each week
- Must not be an employee subject to the minimum salary schedule
- Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, and Librarians
- Must not be an administrator
- Employees who are active contributing members of the TRS and are reported to the PEIMS as administrators.
Rules regarding eligibility can be found in 19 Texas Administrative Code §61.1018, Payment of Health Care Supplementation, at the following link: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter061/ch61aa.html
Frequently asked questions about the staff salary allotment can be found here.
Staff Salary Allotment – Background Information can be found here.