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Education to Fund Cost of Courses Toward Teacher Certification

Dec. 24, 2004 – V.I. public school teachers have an opportunity to assistance with tuition costs and fees for one course at the University of the Virgin Islands, Education Human Resource Director Alscess Lewis-Brown said Friday in a release.
This ongoing program assists teachers in achieving their status as highly qualified teachers toward the department's compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act.
"Fifty teachers in each district will receive 75 percent of the cost of the course which is to be taken during the upcoming Spring 2005 semester. To qualify, the individual teacher should need no more than two courses to meet the Virgin Islands Board of Education's certification requirements and have no outstanding obligations with the Department," Brown said in the release.
Teachers who do not meet the criteria will be placed on a waiting list and will be offered the opportunity based on availability.
The selections will be made on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Jan. 4. Interested teachers are asked to visit the Human Resource Offices between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, due the holiday season, teachers are advised to call ahead to make sure that the offices are open before stopping by.
For more information, contact the Division of Human Resources at 773-1095, extensions 356, 358 or 362 on St. Croix; or 774-0100, extensions 3039 and 3077 on St. Thomas.

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