An Educational Subsidy is available to Classified Staff employed on a continuing basis with the Red Deer Public School District. The subsidy may be used to offset tuition costs for courses that have a clear relationship to an employee's assignment or which are part of a larger program of study leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree which may be applicable to the individual's work.
Approvals for the Educational Subsidy will be determined by a committee consisting of:
- Associate Superintendent - Human Resources
- Members of the Classified Staff Executive
The subsidy amount may be up to 75% of tuition costs, and will be dependent on the number of applications received. The amount of subsidy provided to any individual during the course of one school year will not exceed 10% of the total available funds unless there are unexpended funds remaining at the end of the year.
Application must be made in writing to the Associate Superintendent - Human Resources before commencing any course of study. A decision regarding approval will be communicated to the applicant.
For any approved course of study, a subsidy will be paid following receipted of proof of successful completion of each course and presentation of documents relating to the cost of the course.