Washington offers a bonus to all eligible K-12 public school NBCTs. Eligibility requirements can be found in
Both the NBCT “base” bonus and the “challenging schools” bonus remain intact in the 2015-2016 Washington State budget.
- Teachers who hold a valid certificate from NBPTS for the
entire duration of the 2015-2016 school year will receive an annual bonus of $5,151.
- Teachers who attain a valid certificate from NBPTS during the 2015-2016 school year will receive 60% of the annual bonus of $5,151 for a total of $3,090.60.
- 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 (Word)
More information is available in OSPI Bulletin 007-16: 2015-16 NBPTS Standards Certification and Challenging Schools Bonuses.
NBCT Bonus Information Form (PDF)
Complete the form for EACH school that you have a teaching assignment with and return it to your Human Resources office. If you have any questions please direct them to those within your HR office.
A list of schools designated as "challenging" for the National Board bonus.