National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)

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 2016-2017 Washington State budget.

  • Teachers who hold a valid certificate from NBPTS for the entire duration of the 2016-2017 school year will receive an annual bonus of $5,208.
  • Teachers who attain a valid certificate from NBPTS during the 2016-2017 school year will receive 60% of the annual bonus of $5,208 for a total of $3,124.80.
  • 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 003-17: 2016-17 NBPTS Standards Certification and Challenging Schools Bonuses.

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




   Updated 5/22/2017

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