Tuition reimbursement is available for teachers who are in the process of obtaining their first Master's Degree toward Professional Certification, or for teachers who are seeking additional certification in one of the District-designated shortage areas (see Human Resources/Shortage Areas). Full-time and part-time teachers (0.5 or more) are eligible. Per diem substitutes are not eligibile.
Applications for tuition reimbursement are due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. In order to expedite the process, it is important that all information on the application be completed. A maximum of 36 credit hours may be reimbursed. Please note that each year, after receiving $5250 in the calendar year (January-December), federal regulations require tuition reimbursement to be taxable.
A service commitment of four (4) semesters is required after the conclusion of the last course taken. If a resignation or separation from the district occurs before the service commitment is fulfilled, a refund may be owed to the district.