Human Resources

Contract Signing Day for Future TCISD Teachers

Serving the Texas City, La Marque and surrounding communities, the Texas City Independent School District is comprised of 8,700 students and more than 1,200 employees committed to providing a quality education to each student.

The Human Resources department serves both applicants and employees. We provide service in the areas of compensation, employee relations and both regular and substitute employment. The Human Resources department is also responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of human resource programs to include professional, paraprofessional and auxiliary staffing, wage and salary administration, leave administration, performance appraisal, and benefits.

Salary Plans 2019-2020

Teacher Retirement


The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) has been serving the needs of Texas public education employees for more than 70 years. In November 1936, voters approved an amendment to the Constitution of Texas creating a statewide teacher retirement system. With the passage of enabling legislation passed in 1937, TRS was officially formed.

More than 38,000 eligible teachers participated during TRS's first year of existence. The original responsibility of the System was to provide service and disability retirement benefits to teachers and administrators of the public school systems of Texas, including institutions of higher education. In 1949, legislation expanded membership eligibility to all employees of public education institutions. In 1985, TRS was assigned responsibility for administering a health insurance program for public school retirees. In 1995, TRS was authorized to offer a health insurance program for active public school employees, as well. In 2001, TRS was given the responsibility of administering a new statewide health care program for eligible public school employees and dependents called TRS-ActiveCare.

Article 16, Section 67, of the Texas Constitution charters the System to provide retirement and related benefits for those employed by the public schools, colleges, and universities supported by the State of Texas.

The System is responsible for investing funds under its stewardship and for delivering benefits to members as authorized by the Texas Legislature. TRS is a defined benefit plan, with retirement benefits determined by a pre-established formula. The trust fund is sustained principally by three sources -- contributions by members during their working careers, contributions by the state, and investment revenues.

TRS is the largest public retirement system in Texas in both membership and assets. The agency serves more than 1,300,680 participants – 1,004,189 are public and higher education members, and 296,491 are retirement recipients. As of August 31, 2010, System net assets totaled approximately $95.7 billion.


TRS Website FAQ

Helpful Links

Employee Handbook

Substitute Handbook

Continuing Education Reimbursement

Superintendent’s Approval College Level Courses

Professionals wishing to enroll in college-level courses during the contract term shall request approval from the Superintendent or designee, who may limit the number of semester hours taken during the contract period. A TCISD Professional Growth form shall be used and must be turned in and signed by immediate supervisor prior to enrollment in courses to receive salary credit. The form shall include the course numbers of each class being taken in that semester.

The District shall provide financial incentives to employees for graduate-level credit hours earned. A salary increment of $20 per semester hour of graduate-level college credit earned after gainful employment in the District shall be granted once an official transcript has been provided to Human Resources for verification. After 30 hours, the salary increment is $15 per semester hour. Transcript must be provided by October 31st of the current school year to receive salary credit for the current school year.

Employee Access for Salary Information

Instructions for accessing Salary Information through Skyward

Employee Exit Questionnaire

Employee Service Record Request

Extended Leave Request

Professional Growth Travel Request Forms

Teacher Service Record Form

Previous teaching experience must be verified on the Teacher Service form provided. It is the responsibility of the teacher to provide on the form verification of full-time teaching experience outside of Texas City ISD. You must have been fully certified and served in a contracted position for at least 90 full-time days for experience to be accepted for salary credit.

T-TESS Calendar and Appraisers

TEAL User Instructions

Instructions on how to set up a TEAL account for educators and candidates.

Transfer Request

2019-2020 Employee Calendar

Volunteer/Student Observation Tracker

Higher Education for Employees

Academic Partnerships for affordable degree programs

Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate's degrees are affordable through Texas City ISD Educational Services Academic Partnerships.

Degrees from highly respected colleges and universities from across the country are being offered at preferred tuition rates and are available for our employees and immediate family members.The offerings include highly affordable tuition rates that have been reduced by as much as 40%-50%. To qualify for the preferred tuition rates you must be an employee or the parent, child, or spouse of an employee.

Detailed information on the university partners, degrees offered, tuition rates, start dates and answers to many other questions that you might have regarding the education opportunities that are now available. To learn more about our education degrees, please select your university of choice. Once selected, you can:

  • register for an information session
  • learn about the availability of scholarships and tuition grants
  • request more information about a particular program
  • apply for degree program

Please continue to check back here often as it will be updated continuously as additional degrees are made available. We welcome your direct feedback and input regarding specific additional programs and degrees that you would like to see made available and are hopeful that you and your family will take immediate advantage of this important benefit.

Education Aide Tuition Exemptions

TCISD Aides can apply for tuition exemption as they work toward becoming a certified teacher. Texas City ISD Educational Aides who desire to become certified teachers, have worked as an Educational Aide for at least one year out of the past five and meet financial criteria may apply for tuition exemption.

This program is administered by the Division of Student Services at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Eligible staff members may contact the Human Resources Office at 409-916-0107 or visit the College for All Texans website and read more about education aide exemptions.

Student Loan Forgiveness for Employees

Every year the Texas Education Agency (TEA) produces a list of subject-matter teacher shortage areas and a list of designated low-income schools that are submitted to the US Department of Education (USDE). Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial loan forgiveness, deferment, or cancellation benefits. See if you qualify by visiting the TEA website.