Tuition Reimbursement

The following are the procedures for Tuition Reimbursement:

  1. Complete Tuition Reimbursement and Salary Credit Form (In Frontline Professional Growth formerly My Learning Plan).  
    • You can access this by going to Frontline Professional Growth 
      • => Forms
      • => Fill-in Forms
      • => Tuition Reimbursement and Salary Credit Form.

       

  2. The Reimbursement form has 3 tiers of approval (Building Principal, Coordinator of Benefits, and Superintendent).  You will need to check Frontline to see when it has been approved.
  3. Once approved, I will process a purchase order which will be sent to you via email.
  4. Upon completion of the course, the following documents need to be be uploaded into your "My File Library" in professional growth and attached to the form before you Mark it complete
  • Signed purchase order and voucher.
  • Invoice from the college/university with your name on it, showing a "$0" balance for the course taken;
  • Final grade report or transcript with your name on it showing a B or better or “pass” in a pass/fail class;
  • Credit Card Statement, Canceled Check or Bank Statement with your name on it, showing payment in full to the institution.

5. Finalize the Tuition Reimbursement and Salary Credit Form in Frontline

Once you finalize the form in Professional Growth it gets routed to the business office to be board approved and paid. *payments are only approved at the 2nd meeting of the month.
Please note that if all backup documents are not uploaded to the form, it will be denied.

Important Things To Remember

  • Tuition Reimbursement shall not exceed $2,400 per staff member per year.  Our school year runs from July 1 - June 30. Example:  If the class begins on July 12, 2019, and finishes in the fall, that reimbursement amount will count towards the 2019-2020 school year.
  • 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, 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).

*Online 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.