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Teacher’s Choice Program – All Teachers

2017-2018 allotment is: $250

How the program works

To make use of your Teacher's Choice funds, educators must save their receipts for purchases made between Aug. 1, 2017 and Jan. 14, 2018. These receipts must accompany a Statement of Purpose/Accountability form. You can find this form and other forms under the Key Documents section of the DOE's Teacher's Choice website.

Members receive their Teacher's Choice funds in their last November or first December paychecks. Those who do not wish to participate must submit a Request for Non-Participation (Opt Out Form) by Oct. 20, 2017. If you receive the Teacher's Choice funds in your paycheck and do not file an accountability form with required receipts by the Jan. 19, 2018 deadline, you will be obligated to refund the money to the DOE.

Items purchased under Teacher's Choice must be appropriate for educational use in the classroom or for other professional assignments. The Teacher's Choice stipend is not intended for purchases of basic supplies such as textbooks, chalk, paper, microscopes and math manipulatives, which principals are contractually obligated to provide. If that obligation is not met, let your chapter leader know.

Educators are encouraged to take advantage of the many deals on school supplies being offered throughout the city and online.

Educators are also reminded that other unreimbursed spending on school supplies may be tax-deductible.

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