Tuition Reimbursement

To be eligible for reimbursement, all courses must have prior approval from the Superintendent, must be given by an accredited educational provider, and you must earn a B or higher in the course.  Tuition reimbursement will not be honored unless the course has prior approval from the Superintendent.

To receive course approval, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the School District 170 website(, Under Departments, click the Human Resources tab.

  2. On the Human Resources page, you will find the tuition reimbursement tab on the left, please select.

  3. Choose Certified/Classified Tuition Reimbursement document and fill out the form that is provided.

  4. Send this form through email to or to Central Office through district mail c/o John Pastere.

  5. After this, you will receive an email from John Pastere stating whether or not the class has been approved by the Superintendent.

  6. If your course is approved by the Superintendent, you can go forward with registering for that class.

After completion of the course you will need to submit the following to or send to central office through district mail ℅ John Pastere:

  1. Unofficial transcript, official report card, or official transcripts.

  2. Receipt showing the class was paid.


*For cohort participants, you shall be entitled to tuition reimbursement not to exceed $200 per credit hour up to a maximum of 45 hours over the duration of this agreement. You will not need to fill out the individual class forms from the district website for a cohort.  Instead, follow the steps below:

  1. Send the official cohort course sequence to or to central office through district mail c/o John Pastere.

  2. When you receive a confirmation email to show that your cohort was approved, please register for classes.

  3. After completion of each semester, please send your unofficial transcript, official transcript, or unofficial report card to

  4. Along with that, please attach a receipt to provide proof of payment for the course.


Official transcripts must be submitted to the District office by October 1 for salary adjustments.

Good luck to those of you seeking to further your education.