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Tuition Reimbursement

CERTIFIED STAFF

Certified Staff may be reimbursed up to $225.00 per semester hour per employee, to a limit of nine (9) hours per fiscal year.

In order to be eligible for reimbursement for graduate hours, certified employees must:
Secure approval from the Superintendent for reimbursement or horizontal lane change movement prior to enrolling in a course(s);
Seek reimbursement for only graduate hours related to the employee’s current professional assignment or otherwise be of value to the district;
See reimbursement only for graduate hours offered by a nationally accredited institution;
Present an official college transcript of credit, indicating a “B” or better or a “pass” on a pass/fail course; and
Employees shall, if warranted by completed course work, be moved to a new position on the salary schedule on September 15 (retroactive to the start of the school year) and/or January 1 (effective for the second half of the school year) of each year.

Credit toward horizontal movement on the salary schedule beyond the MA Lane shall be limited to approved graduate courses taken after the Masters Degree has been completed.

If an employee who received reimbursement for graduate hours must reimburse District 96 if he/she voluntarily resigns within two (2) years of receipt of reimbursed monies unless otherwise approved by the Board of Education.
 

Graduate Pre-Approval Form.pdf

A copy of the paid receipt is required to process the approved reimbursement. Please submit a copy of the paid receipt when you finish the course(s).

 

NON-CERTIFIED STAFF

For all approved undergraduate or graduate work, non-certified employees may be reimbursed up to $225.00 per semester hour per employee, to a limit of nine (9) hours per year. In order to be eligible for reimbursement for undergraduate or graduate hours, a non-certified employee must:
Successfully complete his/her probationary period;
Secure approval from the Superintendent for reimbursement prior to enrolling in a course(s);
See reimbursement only for undergraduate or graduate hours related to the employee’s current professional assignment or otherwise be of value to the district;
See reimbursement only for undergraduate or graduate hours offered by a nationally accredited institution; and
Present an official college transcript of credit, indicating a “B” or better grade for undergraduate or graduate hours or a “pass” on a pass/fail course.

An employee who receives reimbursement for undergraduate or graduate hours must reimburse District 96 if he/she voluntarily resigns within two (2) years of receipt of reimbursed monies unless otherwise approved by the Board of Education.
 

Non-Cert Pre-Approval Form.pdf

A copy of the paid receipt is required to process the approved reimbursement. Please submit a copy of the paid receipt when you finish the course(s).