Reimbursement Information

    1. Complete the College Reimbursement Form for the request to be put on the PDC agenda.  Paperwork for pre-approvals and reimbursement requests must be in the director of school improvement & communication office by 3:00 P.M. on the Tuesday prior to the PDC meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.

    2. If the course is already pre-approved by the PDC, send a copy of a transcript to the curriculum office. The grade verification must include the student's name, the college or university name, the course name, grade received, and credits earned. Final paperwork for pre-approved classes must be turned into the curriculum office by the 25th of the month to receive payment after the next month's regular school board meeting.

    3. May 25 is the last day the PDC will accept college reimbursement requests for the current fiscal year. The PDC will not approve any college courses for the current year after the final PDC meeting for the school year.

    From the Negotiated Agreement

    College Reimbursement: Effective with courses taken after July 1, 2007
    1. Teachers will be reimbursed for college hours at a rate of $150.00 per college credit with a yearly cap of $1000.00. NOTE: A "year" is defined as the effective period of time, which governs all items under the negotiated agreement (July 1 through June 30).
    2. Teachers who wish to receive reimbursement must submit to the director of school improvement & communications, proof of course completion with a grade of "C" or better, or, in the case of a pass/fail course, a grade of "pass" within 90 days after course completion.
    3. It is the responsibility of the curriculum director to submit the teacher's request to the Professional Development Council. The Professional Development Council will consist of ten teachers, seven administrators, and the curriculum director. The reimbursement must be approved by a simple majority vote.
    4. Teachers who wish to have hours pre-approved for reimbursement need to submit their request in writing to the curriculum director. The council will act on the teacher's request in a timely fashion and may request additional information.
    5. Reimbursed hours will also count for adjustments on the salary schedule.
    In-service Credits:
    1. Teachers may use in-service credits to move across the salary schedule under the following conditions:
    a. In-service credits may be used for movement on the salary schedule after a teacher has taken a learning activity to the impact stage. At this time a teacher may use all knowledge, application, and impact points as awarded by the District Professional Development Council for a particular learning activity. Application and impact points may be awarded once per learning activity.

    b. The in-service credits earned for this purpose must be approved following the customary procedure established by the District's Professional Development Council.

    c. In-service credits can be used for the salary schedule according to the following ratio: 20 points of in-service credit will be equal to one hour of college credit.