Washington State National Board Certification - Teacher Bonus
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Teacher Bonus

Washington offers a bonus to all eligible K-12 public school NBCTs. Eligibility requirements can be found in WAC 392-140-973.

Both the NBCT “base” bonus and the “challenging schools” bonus remain intact in the 2017-2018 Washington State budget.

  • Teachers who hold a valid certificate from National Boards for the entire duration of the 2017-2018 school year will receive an annual bonus of $5,296.
  • Teachers who attain a valid certificate from National Boards during the 2017-2018 school year will receive 60% of the annual bonus of $5,296 for a total of $3,177.60.
  • Teachers in qualifying challenging schools will receive an additional bonus up to $5,000. This additional bonus is based on the teacher's percentage of time spent at the qualifying challenging school. WAC 392-140-973(3) provides additional guidance on eligibility criteria.

Bonus Eligibility, Appeals and Apportionment
More information will be available soon via an OSPI Bulletin. NBPTS Standards Certification and Challenging Schools Bonuses.

A list of schools designated as "challenging" for the National Board bonus.




   Updated 5/8/2018

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