In order to be reimbursed for courses you will need to request approval ahead of time on a Course Approval Form. The completed form must be presented to your supervisor/principal for their approval and then be forwarded to the Superintendent's Office for their approval. A copy of the request or an email notification will be returned to you indicating if it was approved.
To be reimbursed for the course you must submit a Course Reimbursement Form to the Business Office/Bookkeeping Department after you have completed the course. You must attach the following to the Course Reimbursement Form:
1. Receipt showing that the course has been paid. This receipt should show proof of payment not just a bill amount. If you paid by check or credit card you can submit a copy of those as your receipt. (Please make sure if you submit a credit card receipt or copy of a credit card statement that you white-out or black-out confidential information especially your account number).
2. A copy of your grade for the course.
Reimbursement will be made following the applicable contract (i.e. maximum amount and/or percentage reimbursed according to the Teachers and Tech II bargaining agreements). Currently the teachers are reimbursed a maximum of $500.00 per course and the Ed Tech II's are reimbursed at 50% of the tuition/book cost. If you have been approved for a Masters Degree program you will be reimbursed at a higher rate. The Degree program application form must be approved prior to the start of any classes that are to be reimbursed at the higher rate. Click here for deadlines and dates for reimbursing.
This Course Approval process only covers approval to be reimbursed for a course. It does not cover approval for certification/re-certification requirements. The Certification committee also requires a pre-approval form if the course will be used toward your certification/re-certification requirements. Please click here for more info.