The first consideration in approving requests for tuition exemption will be given to those persons who are seeking certification and highly qualified status.
The Education Assistance Program helps employees finance formal education and Praxis exam fees. Education Assistance does not guarantee continued employment, new job assignments, pay increases, or promotions.
|Funding for tuition reimbursement is available through Federal and State funds for the purpose of providing opportunities for teachers to take courses that assist in:|
|-meeting Louisiana Certification Requirement,|
|-broadening job-related academic knowledge, and|
|-continuing Professional Growth.
The first consideration in approving requests for tuition exemption will be given to those persons who are seeking certification and highly qualified status. In addition, consideration will be given to teachers becoming certified and “highly qualified” in areas of critical shortage.
If funding is available, the following areas will also be considered:
2. Teachers seeking additional content knowledge in their current areas of certification and/or assignment.
3. Administrators seeking professional growth through advanced degrees and coursework.
A maximum of $ 500.00 will be reimbursed per semester (July 1 through June 30) except for teacher seeking certification in current position. Any courses starting prior to June 30 and ending after July 1 will count toward the new fiscal year’s tuition reimbursement allotment. This funding amount may change due to grant allocations. Tuition for credit courses may be paid for participants who successfully complete approved courses as evidenced by a grade of A, B, C, or Pass for a Pass/Fail course.
Late fees are the responsibility of the participant.
In order to receive tuition reimbursement, the following steps must be taken.
1. Download and complete an Educational Assistance Form.
Note: Funding for advanced degrees will not be approved unless the employee has meet all requirements for the LA DOE Standard or Professional Level Certificate.