Human Resources and Educator Quality
SRP-to-Teacher Financial Assistance Program

The District School Board of Pasco County is committed to assisting School Related Personnel (SRP) in achieving their educational goals to become teachers. The SRP to Teacher Financial Assistance Program provides financial support for individuals employed in SRP positions to become certified classroom teachers in Pasco County Schools.

SRP to Teacher Program Requirements

  • Must be employed as an SRP with the District School Board of Pasco County for at least one consecutive year.
  • Must obtain principal or director recommendation/approval on application form.
  • Must have an overall rating of Meets Expectations, Above Expectations, or Outstanding on most recent evaluation.
  • Must be seeking a Bachelor's degree in Education (Elementary, Exceptional Student Education, Math, Science, or English) to teach in the classroom. All courses must be in the area of education, or documented prerequisites to education courses.
  • Upon completion of degree, a commitment to teach in Pasco County Schools for a minimum of two (2) years is required if/when offered employment.

SRP to Teacher Program Guidelines

  • A maximum of two (2) courses and/or six (6) credit hours per semester are eligible for financial assistance.
  • A maximum of 18 credit hours per year are eligible for financial assistance.
  • Required books are eligible for reimbursement when an itemized receipt and syllabus showing book(s) requirement are provided.
  • Financial assistance for tuition is based upon the current state tuition rate. Current rates are listed below.
    • Universities with a four-year degree program: $114.75 per credit hour.
    • Colleges without a four-year degree program: $91.62 per credit hour.
  • Financial assistance is contingent upon the availability of District funds.
  • Requests for assistance are not guaranteed.
  • Continuation of pay and health benefits is available for final internship. (See Step Four below.)

Step One: Apply!

  • Submit a completed SRP to Teacher Program Application form a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the start of the semester via courier or email to Marygrace Madonia - HREQ, District Office, mmadonia@pasco.k12.fl.us. Principal approval/signature and employee signature are required on submitted application form.

Step Two: Learn!

  • Must be seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Education (in one of the high need areas listed in Program Requirements above) to teach in the classroom. All courses must fall under an education curriculum or be documented as prerequisites to those courses.

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Attending one of the Education Partner colleges/universities is not required.

Step Three: Request!

To request financial assistance at the end of each semester, submit the following documentation within thirty (30) days of course end date via courier or email to Marygrace Madonia - HREQ, District Office,  mmadonia@pasco.k12.fl.us. All documentation must show the college/university name and logo or web address.

  • Completed SRP to Teacher Program Financial Assistance Request Form.
  • Grade report/transcript from the college for which reimbursement is requested.
  • Itemized receipt/financial summary from the college for tuition paid.
  • Itemized receipts for any required books purchased.
  • Complete syllabus for each course.

Step Four: Intern!

To apply for continuation of pay and benefits during your final internship, submit the following documentation at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the final internship via courier or email to Marygrace Madonia - HREQ, District Office, mmadonia@pasco.k12.fl.us.

  • Completed Final Internship Application.
  • Copy of most recent evaluation.
  • Letter from college/university on school letterhead with dates of internship.

Step Five: Teach!

  • Upon completion of degree, a commitment to teach in Pasco County Schools for a minimum of two (2) years is required if/when offered employment.

For more information on the SRP to Teacher Program, please contact Marygrace Madonia in the Office for Human Resources and Educator Quality at 813-794-2421 or mmadonia@pasco.k12.fl.us.

SRP to Teacher Program Application Form 
SRP to Teacher Program Financial Assistance Request Form
SRP to Teacher Final Internship Application
 

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