Lane Change Information

  • Deadlines:

    2nd Tuesday in September
    2nd Tuesday in January
    Salary adjustment will be pro-rated for the remaining portion of the contract year.
       
    1.  Any lane change requests received after September 1 will be reflected in the following months.
        2.  Any lane change requests received after January 1 will be reflected in the following months.

    Lane Change Request Form
    **This form should only be submitted when an employee is ready to make a lane change.

    1.  Login 
    2.  Input your information on the lane change request form (link above).
    3.  Attach all transcripts (unoffical is sufficient) in the link above for credit verification. Transcripts must be from college/university.
         ** To add multiple documents, please repeat the "attach file" step in the process before saving the submission.

    Employees should save transcripts/documents on their computer for history information on classes/credits.

    A notification will be sent to employees once the lane change has been approved.  Should more information be needed, Human Resources will contact the employee directly.

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Advanced Degree Program - Notification and Assistance

  • Teachers

    **It is always best practice to check with ESPB (328-9641) to make sure the program and/or university will be accepted for licensure.
    Advanced Degree Notification
    An acceptance letter along with a plan of study are requested to be sent to the HR office through Talent Ed Records (see instructions below):

    • Go to Unified Talent Records
    • Login (same as your BPS email)
    • Click on "Available Forms" (left toolbar)
    • Advanced Degree Notification - HR (document name)
    • Choose "add as an e-form"
    • Complete the form
    • Attach the acceptance letter
    • Attach the plan of study (course syllabus)
    • Hit "Save Final" at the bottom of the page

    All coursework must be a part of a course of study for an advanced degree.

    **Any additional work on your advanced degree or time away from your current position, must be after work hours or personal leave must be taken. 

    Advanced Degree Assistance
    Updated transcripts are requested to be uploaded along with the reimbursement form through Talent Ed Records (see instructions below):

    • Go to Unified Talent Records
    • Login (same as your BPS email)
    • Click on "Availalbe Forms" (left toolbar)
    • Advanced Degree Assistance - HR (document name)
    • Choose "add as an e-form"
    • Complete the form
    • Attach the updated transcripts
    • Attach the completed assistance form
    • Attach the account course and fee statement
    • Hit "Save Final" at the bottom of the page

    Graduate Credit Assistance Form

    The District's educational assistance for any course cannot exceed the cost for the credits received.  The amount to attach credit charged by the college is not reimbursable.

    The maximum amount that can be received during any five-year period is three thousand six hundred dollars ($3,600) - 18 credits ($200/credit).

    **Any additional work on your advanced degree or time away from your current position, must be after work hours or personal leave must be taken. 

Continuing Education

  • Professional Support Staff

    Professional Support Staff will be reimbursed for continuing education and fees for filing with certification agency or licensing board under the following conditions:

    • The position requires an individual to have a specific licensure, certification, etc. This would include School Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and any other professional support staff positions required to have a license or certification.
    • To be eligible for reimbursement, all course work or other continuing education must receive prior approval of the program manager or building principal.
    • May be reimbursed for graduate courses or workshops, which meet the requirements of the professional licensing/certification board or agency.
    • Reimbursement will be for the actual cost of the workshop or tuition and filing fees required by the respective board. The District’s reimbursement cannot exceed the actual cost of credits or ceu’s received.
    • Individuals do not have to be enrolled in an advanced degree program to receive reimbursement.
    • For each additional 15 graduate credits, 225 ceu’s or a combination of the two taken after June 1, 1999, professional support staff employees will be paid one-time bonuses of $1,800.

    • Go to Unified Talent Records
    • Login (same as your BPS email)
    • Click on "Available Forms" (left toolbar)
    • Professional Support Staff Credit Assistance (document name) or Professional Support License Cost Reimbursement
    • Choose "add as an e-form"
    • Complete the form
    • Attach the updated transcripts
    • Attach the completed assistance form
    • Hit "Save Final" at the bottom of the page

    Professional Support Staff Credit Assistance Form