Get PAID for your graduate hours!!!

Every year it seems there are some folks who missed following the contract language and have completed courses in graduate school but aren’t getting the additional pay because they never followed protocol. Don’t short change yourself! Be sure to complete and turn in a Request For Approval of Courses form – available in your building’s front office or by request from our PPS Human
Resources office

This is a focus on Article 21 of our contract.
Remember to document and complete Permission To Take Courses paperwork PRIOR to taking classes and completing them. More than a couple of our members have failed to do this and were not granted advancement on the payscale as a result.

Section 7:  An amount of 0.2% of the base of the Bachelor’s Degree Schedule as shown on Schedule A per semester hour shall be added to the appropriate step of Schedule A of a teacher for each semester hours of approved graduate credit earned after placement on the Master’s Degree Schedule.  Such reimbursement shall be made provided:

a)         The graduate credit was earned from an accredited institution of higher education designated as a four-year college or university.

b)         That all courses were approved on the appropriate form by the appropriate Administrator prior to the teacher’s registration for the course.

c)         Such reimbursement shall be made following submission of proof of satisfactory completion of the course.

d)         The maximum number of hours reimbursed shall be thirty (30) hours.

In order to receive salary adjustments based on this Section for the fall semester, passing grades must be submitted by the next February 1 following the completion of the course, except that the adjustment made at the beginning of the second semester shall be based on 0.1% of the base of the Bachelor’s Degree Schedule per semester hour.

In order to receive salary adjustments based on this Section for the winter, spring and summer semesters, passing grades must be submitted by the next October 1 following the completion of the course.

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