Frequently Asked Questions
I heard about tuition reimbursement. How does that work?
Reimbursement to teachers is available for tuition for college courses, registration fees for seminars and workshops, and course fees for in-service programs. Teachers may receive up to $500/year and request forms can be found in the Human Resources Office or on the website clicking here. For classes completed between July 1 and December 31 requests must be submitted between July 1 and January 15. For classes completed between January 1 and June 30 requests must be submitted between January 1 and July 15. Proof of completion (transcript) and payment (receipt) must also be included.
I have been a teacher for 13 years but I only got placed on step 6 when I started. Why is that?
Our current negotiated agreement with PEA allows for only 5 years of experience credit for teachers transferring into our District. The contract also allows a new teacher to petition the Superintendent for more years of credit. These petitions are looked at on a case-by-case basis. Teachers can only petition for additional years in the first year of employment with the District. Call Sara Breckenridge at 719-549-7138 or Catherine Pino at 719-549-7129 for more information.