18A:6-8.5 Requirements for receipt of employee tuition assistance, additional compensation.
1. In order for a board of education to provide to an employee tuition assistance for coursework taken at an institution of higher education or additional compensation upon the acquisition of additional academic credits or completion of a degree program at an institution of higher education:
a.The institution shall be a duly authorized institution of higher education as defined in section 3 of P.L.1986, c.87 (C.18A:3-15.3);
b.The employee shall obtain approval from the superintendent of schools prior to enrollment in any course for which tuition assistance is sought. In the event that the superintendent denies the approval, the employee may appeal the denial to the board of education.
In the case of a superintendent, the approval shall be obtained from the board of education; and
c.The tuition assistance or additional compensation shall be provided only for a course or degree related to the employee's current or future job responsibilities.
L.2010, c.13, s.1.
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