Teachers will receive college tuition reimbursement of nearly $20,000 under a new benefit enacted by the Newport Board of Education.
In addition, the board agreed to allow the superintendent to provide four additional emergency days to all employees for the current school year only.
In unanimous votes, the Board has approved a college tuition reimbursement of up to $18,000 for teachers to pursue their Rank 1 or Rank 2 teaching certifications. To qualify for the reimbursement, teachers must commit to teaching in the Newport Independent Schools for five years and maintain at least a B average in the courses.
“We see this as an opportunity to invest in our teachers future, who are committed