Graduate Credit Reimbursement
Eligibility requirements for tuition reimbursement for administrators and teachers:
- You must receive pre-approval from your immediate supervisors (Principal and Director of Education, and/or Superintendent).
- Courses must be Graduate level.
- Courses must be related to your Student and/or School Learning Outcomes.
- The reimbursement form needs to be completed in its entirety. Teachers, read the section below.
- The request for reimbursement must be submitted within three months of course completion to the Human Resources Office. Please include a grade report, proof of tuition amount only, and an invoice indicating a zero balance due.
Please allow up to one month for reimbursement processing.
The approval process for credit reimbursements is the same for administrators and teachers (see above). Credits for teachers taken beyond a Master's degree will not be reimbursed after July 1, 2017.
Click here for the Graduate Credit Approval and Reimbursement form.
- Complete this form per directions and send it to your Director of Education for approval.
- Check the appropriate box on the form if you are requesting reimbursement. If the box is checked, pre-approval is acquired, the conditions of Employee Handbook 5.04 are met, the form will be sent to Human Resources to complete the reimbursement process.
According to the Employee Handbook Policy Section 5.04:
The Board shall reimburse teachers, who hold a bachelor's degree, up to $750.00 per fiscal year for successful completion of approved graduate credits until the staff member accumulates more than 30 credits. Each reimbursable credit must be pre-approved by the employee's immediate supervisor and Director of Education (Elementary or Secondary) to be eligible for reimbursement.
a. If the Teacher retires, leaves, or separates from the District (except if laid off) within 12 months of having earned such credits, then he/she shall repay the District 100% of such reimbursement he/she may have received during the immediate and previous 12 month period.
b. If the Teacher retires, leaves, or is separated from the District (except if laid off) within 13-24 months of having earned credits, then he/she shall repay the District 50% of such reimbursement he/she may have received during the immediate and previous 13-24 month period.
c. If the Teacher retires, leaves, or is separated from the District (except if laid off) prior to completion of the course(s) or submission of credits for the course(s), he/she shall not be eligible for nor receive reimbursement.
Administrators are eligible for up to six credits per year (July 1 to June 30) of reimbursement. Reimbursement is for tuition only.