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The District Awards for Teacher Excellence (D.A.T.E.) Grant provides the San Antonio Independent School District with an excellent opportunity to provide campus staff with monetary awards for positively improving student performance.  The District plan targets the improvement of At Risk students in the areas of Math and Science.

 MISSION

 

 

 

To award campuses for positively impacting At Risk Student achievement in Math and Science.

 

 

 BACKGROUND

 

   In May 2006, the 79th Legislature passed House Bill One.  This bill was on of the most sweeping education reform bills in the State since the education code was re-codified in 1995.  Included in this bill were two teacher performance award programs that created the largest investment in teacher awards in the nation.

  House Bill One created the D.A.T.E. and the Texas Educator Excellence Grant (TEEG).  D.A.T.E. began implementation in the 2008-09 school year and has been reauthorized for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years.  It makes funding available to all districts in the state to participate in the implementation of a performance award program either district-wide or on selected campuses.  D.A.T.E. was funded at $147.5 million for the 2008-09 school year and $397 million have been appropriated for the following two years of the program.

  The San Antonio Independent School District was awarded $3.7 million in 2008-09 and $3.8 million for the 2009-10 school year.  An award has been approved for $3.8 million for the 2010-11 school year.