ProComp Title I Incentive

  • Teacher and student working on assignement

    All teachers and specialized service providers (ProComp & Traditional) can earn a monthly incentive of $128 /month ($1540 annually) for working at a school designated as ProComp Title I.

    How do I know if my school is designated ProComp Title I?

    The list of DPS schools that qualify for market incentives, including ProComp Title I schools, is updated annually in the spring and is effective starting in the following school year in August. This is a Title I ProComp incentive list only. This is not the Title I federal funding list. Note: Title I Incentive school list is subject to change through September of the following school year. The federal Title I school designation is based on the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (FRL). Title I guidelines can be located on the Federal Programs site.

    What if my School is Title I and Hard-To-Serve?

    If you are in ProComp and your school is both Title I and Hard-To-Serve, you will be eligible to receive the Hard-To-Serve monthly incentive only.  Employees are not eligible to receive both monthly market incentives.

    Eligibility and Payout Information

    • A teacher must be in the role and in a payable status for at least one day in the month in order to be eligible to receive the monthly bonus for that month.
    • Payment is in arrears on the second paycheck of the month following eligibility.
      • Example: If you work (or are in a payable status) one day in October, you will receive your monthly incentive payment on November's second paycheck (typically on the 22nd day).
    • The first payment will begin the month after your start, transfer or return to payable status. To receive payment for the month of August (paid in September), you must be a new or returning teacher/SSP for the upcoming school year.
    • Employees that meet all requirements and successfully serve in the month of May are eligible for May's payment (paid in June). If employee is eligible for May's payment (paid in June), remains active in a DCTA eligible position, and in a payable status during June and July, employee will also receive payment over the summer months (July 22 and August 22). The employee does not need a current CDE license or approved authorization in June, or July to qualify for payout during the summer months.
      • Transfers out of DCTA: Your DCTA position's last day in a payable status will determine when you receive the last incentive payment.  If your DCTA position's last payable status day is in June, you will receive your last incentive payment on July 22 for the month of June; if your DCTA position's last payable status day is in July, you will receive your last incentive payment on August 22 for the month of July.
    • NOT ELIGIBLE: If you are on unpaid leave or in a non-payable status for an entire month, you are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive the incentive payment for that month.
    • Payment is pro-rated by FTE.
    • Please review the detailed general eligibility guidelines for all incentives.
    • Traditional Teachers working at Hard-to-Serve and Title I schools receive the Title I incentive amount.