Personnel and Employee Relations 405

Employee Bursaries

Background:

The Board of Education encourages the improvement of professional skills and competencies through the completion of additional training programs.

The Board recognizes that these types of professional development experiences have a positive impact on student learning and help provide our students with the best possible educational experiences.  Because of this, the Board would like to provide financial support to those employees who choose to dedicate their time and energy to bettering themselves professionally.  Therefore, the Lloydminster Public School Division has established the following bursary program to assist with the costs associated with obtaining additional skills and training.  The level of financial assistance will be dependent on the needs of the division, the cost of the tuition, and the resources available to the school division.


Procedures:

Any employee may apply to the Director of Education for the bursary funding.  Deadline for bursary applications for Fall and Winter sessions – September 15th of the current year; for Spring and Summer sessions – February 15th of the current year.  Applications will not be carried forward to the next budget year. 

  • All Bursary applications must be approved by the Director of Education based upon their alignment to the needs and priorities of the division.
  • $300.00 per three-credit university course (or equivalent) up to a maximum of $900.00 per year (September 1st – August 31st).
  • Equivalency of program shall be determined by the Director or designate
  • Receipt of tuition payment must be provided
  • Bursary will be dispersed to the employee upon proof of successful completion of the course work

Special Consideration:

In some circumstances, when employees need additional qualifications to meet the requirements of a particular position the Board may provide full cost of tuition (actual cost) to meet the minimum qualification requirements for that position.  A bursary granted under these circumstances would be dispersed as follows: 

  • The maximum reimbursement per three-credit course will be based on the current University of Saskatchewan fee schedule.
  • Equivalency and need of program shall be determined by the Director
  • Receipt of tuition payment must be provided

Bursary will be dispersed to the employee upon proof of successful completion of course work.

Reference:

Section 87, 108, 109 Education Act 

Revised:

August 2015

August 2017