Tuition Reimbursement

To be considered eligible for tuition reimbursement, all courses must receive prior approval by the Superintendent.  (The Tuition Reimbursement form is available under this tab.) To be approved, courses must be in the Master's Degree Program, or graduate courses considered to be appropriate to a teacher's previous education, experience, and professional responsibilities, or professional improvement courses directly related to the educational process or foundation of education.*  In approving courses for tuition, reimbursement, a primary consideration will be a probable benefit to the students, and the improvement of instruction.  Restricted from tuition reimbursement eligibility are courses in administration and undergraduate courses.  If undergraduate courses are necessary for continuing the teacher's provisional certification, these courses shall be eligible for tuition reimbursement only:

*Advanced Philosophy of Education, Community Relations, Human Relations, Psychological Foundations of Education, Advanced courses in the Behavioral Sciences, Social Psychology and Anthropology in Education, Educational Media and Practices, Production of Instructional Resources, Advanced Psychology of Adolescence, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational and Vocational Guidance, Advanced Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools (in accordance with Article XXIV, A, 6).

On line Courses (in accordance with Article XXIV, A, 6) shall be eligible for tuition reimbursement and salary credit with prior approval of the Superintendent, provided that they are provided through a duly authorized institution of higher education as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:6-8.5.

Tuition Reimbursement shall not exceed $1600 per staff member, per year.  A purchase order is issued to the staff member for the course/s taken. 
Once completed, the staff member will sign the "white" voucher copy and "green" copy of the purchase order issued (an original signature must be on both the white and green copy of the purchase order paperwork).

You must include the following paperwork with your reimbursement:
   - An Invoice from the college/university showing a "$0" balance for courses taken
   - Signed "white" voucher copy and signed "green" copy of the purchase order, each with an original signature
   - A grade report or original transcript showing a B or better
   - A copy of your credit card statement or canceled check showing payment in full