Course reimbursement funding is available to distribute each year among qualified teachers. This funding is for graduate course work done as part of a Master’s degree program to fulfill a teacher’s obligations for the Massachusetts Educators Professional License, for course work required to achieve the next stage of licensure culminating in a professional license and/or when a specialist teacher’s immediate supervisor, subject to the approval of the Assistant Superintendent, verifies that there are no further in-district courses available for recertification in that specialist’s field, that specialist may apply for tuition reimbursement.
Any Unit A member for whom no DESE license exists, including but not limited to Occupational and Physical Therapists, so long as that member maintains appropriate certification and/or licensure required to perform his or her duties, shall be eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement.
To apply for course reimbursement, please send the following to the Human Resources Department no later than June 1st:
- Your name
- Evidence of your enrollment in an applicable master/doctoral degree program
- Name and description of the course
- Evidence of course cost (e.g., a billing statement)
- Proof of payment (e.g., credit card statement, cancelled check or receipt of payment), and
You will be notified of the amount awarded to you prior to the first paycheck in September. All courses must have occurred in the summer, fall and/or spring of the previous year and completed by June 1st.