Your negotiating team pursued and won an increase in tuition reimbursement eligibility.
Eligible PFT members received communication directly from the District about how to apply for reimbursement for courses taken in 2021. Approved candidates will receive up to $600 reimbursement for credits taken in 2021.
Application, proof of payment, and accompanying official transcripts must be sent in by March 11, 2022.
Eligible members include the following:
School Operations Officers
Teachers who need to be re-certified (only for teachers who do
PHILADELPHIA—In a vote Tuesday evening, PFT's Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Attorney General Josh Shapiro in his candidacy for Governor:
"The PFT's Executive Board, duly elected by the entire membership, represents more than 13,000 members of the PFT. In reviewing an endorsement request from Attorney General Shapiro, the Board unanimously voted to support his candidacy for Governor. As a body, the Board believes that Attorney General Shapiro's candidacy represents a critical inflection point not only for public education, but also for democracy as a whole.
In response to today's budget address, the final one of Governor Wolf's administration, Jerry Jordan issued the following statement:
PHILADELPHIA—"One of the most fundamental tenets of Governor Wolf's administration has been his steadfast commitment to increased education funding. In today's budget address, the final one under his leadership, Governor Wolf held fast to that commitment and released a proposal that is a strong start in what is sure to be several months of negotiations.
"With a revenue surplus of more than $2 Billion and growing, and an additional $2.2 Billion in