Professional Growth Program
As per our contract, RESPA members may qualify for an Educational Stipend. The subject matter of coursework must be related to the position currently occupied by the unit member. In addition, upon request of the unit member, coursework may be approved by the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, to qualify such unit member for another position in District classified service. Please note that courses which have not been approved by the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, prior to enrollment will not be eligible for the Professional Growth Program.
There are three stages of stipends. Stage 1: Fifteen (15) completed points. Stage 2: An additional fifteen (15) completed points. Stage 3: An additional fifteen (15) completed points. Approved coursework in progress at the end of one stage may be carried over to another stage. The stipend for completion of each stage shall be $649.00 (total of 45 units or $1947.). Stipends are accumulative. No unit member may earn more than three (3) stipends.
Want to know more? Go to www.respaonline.org and then to our current contract. The specifics are on pages 28 through 31 of the contract.