Tuition Reimbursement

The Tuition Reimbursement Benefit

Ledyard Public Schools is proud to offer a tuition reimbursement benefit to its administrators, teachers, secretaries, information technology personnel and Non-Union, Non-Certified Full-Time Staff.   Each employment contract/agreement outlines the program benefits as it applies to the specific employee group. Specific forms are available to each group as well.  

The Course Reimbursement Benefit for Administrators is outlined in Article XII of the Ledyard Administrators’ Contract

The Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for Teachers is outlined in Section 70.8 of the Ledyard Education Association Contract

The Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for Secretaries is outlined in Article XX, Section 3 of the Ledyard Educational Secretaries Contract

The Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for IT Personnel is outlined in Article 14,  Section 14 of the Ledyard Information Technology Personnel Contract

The Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for Non-Union Staff is outlined in the Ledyard Public Schools Standard Benefits Package

The Tuition Reimbursement Benefit for Paraprofessionals, (pending negotiations), is outlined in the 2020-2024 Ledyard Paraprofessionals Contract

Procedures, Process and Paperwork

Employees who wish to apply for the tuition reimbursement program must follow the following procedures and complete and submit the required paperwork within established timeframes:

1. Program Approval Form:  this form is for employees to provide an explanation of their course of study and the educational and professional goals they wish to accomplish. Candidates must call the Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant (x1000) to schedule a meeting with the Superintendent to discuss the planned program of study and your educational and professional goals. 

Meetings will take place at your district school unless scheduled elsewhere. If approved, the Superintendent will sign the Program Approval Form at the conclusion of the meeting and a file will be created in Central Office for the candidate’s program paperwork.

2. Course Approval Request Form: Following the Superintendent’s approval of the Program of Study, a Course Approval Form should be completed and submitted to the Office of the Superintendent for each course to be taken.  The form must be submitted for approval PRIOR to the start of each course.  Forms should include courses for one semester at a time. 

3. Tuition Reimbursement Form: Upon completion of the course/s, a tuition reimbursement form should be completed and submitted for approval. Reimbursement is for tuition only- it does not cover fees.  Please refer to your employee group’s specific forms for detailed information regarding the reimbursement amount and credit allowance per year for your employee group. 

  a) Evidence of tuition payment for pre-approved classes.  The document must include the name of the College or University,  the course name, the course number, the cost/amount paid, and form of payment/evidence of payment made.  It may be necessary to request such a receipt from the bursar’s office to meet these requirements. Photographs are not acceptable; 

b) Final Grade- an official posting, course/program progress report, unofficial transcript, or other documentation showing successful completion of the course work with a grade of B or higher. Screenshots are not acceptable;

c) A copy of the school's current tuition rate by program and course credit.

4. Salary Step Increase: In order to get a step increase:

1. Please follow steps as stated on page 12 of the LEA contract Section 50.0(6)
2. Email Superintendent's Assistand and [email protected] with complete documentation.

Step 1 - Educational Program Approval Form:

LAA IT Personnel
LEA  Non-Union Staff
Secretaries  Paraprofessionals

Step 2 - Course Approval Forms:

LAA IT Personnel
LEA  Non-Union Staff
 Secretaries  Paraprofessionals

Step 3 - Tuition Reimbursement Forms:


LAA IT Personnel
LEA Non-Union Staff
Secretaries  Paraprofessionals