QTEA Stipends & Retention Bonus

Overview of QTEA

The Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA) - Proposition A approved in 2008 and in place for 20 years (2028) - makes San Francisco teacher salaries competitive with those in surrounding school districts; provides financial incentives for teachers to work at schools with historically high turnover and teach in hard-to-fill subject areas such as high school math; increases teacher support while raising teacher accountability; improves academic innovation through research and development; and upgrades school technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For FAQs regarding QTEA Stipend and Retention Bonus, please click here!

Did I Receive This Stipend?

Below are the stipends, how they are listed on pay stubs and when they are paid:

  • Retention Bonus: "QTEA Retention Bonus After 4 / After 8" - September

  • Paraprofessional Stipend: "QTEA Para Stipend" - end of November

  • EED Stipend: "QTEA CDP (03) Stipend" - November

  • Hard to Staff Stipend: "QTEA Hard to Staff Schls CSF / ADM" - January and June

  • Substitute Stipend: "QTEA Hard to Staff DTD Subs" or "QTEA Day to Day Subs" - January and June

  • Hard to Fill Stipend: "QTEA Hard to Fill Subjects" - June


If you have a question, please submit a ticket through Zendesk at eis.sfusd.edu.

Didn't Receive Your Stipend?

If you believe you were eligible for a stipend or bonus upon reviewing the FAQs and did not automatically receive it on your paycheck, please contact: qtea@sfusd.edu

Additionally, if you have questions regarding QTEA, please contact: qtea@sfusd.edu

Other Resources/Miscellaneous

For QTEA information in the union contracts, click here to view them.

For information regarding paid Professional Development Hours (formerly called Prop A/QTEA Hours or LWEA/Prop G Hours), click here for more information.

This page was last updated on May 24, 2023