The deadline for spending your Teacher’s Choice funds is Jan. 13.
Eligible educators should have received their Teacher’s Choice allotment in their Nov. 30 paycheck. Teachers received $250 this year. UFT-represented employees in other eligible titles received between $50 and $100.
To make use of your Teacher’s Choice funds, you must save your receipts for purchases made between Aug. 1, 2018, and Jan. 13, 2019. You must submit your receipts, along with the Teacher’s Choice Statement of Purpose/Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 18 to your principal or payroll secretary.
If you receive Teacher’s Choice funds in your paycheck and do not file an accountability form with required receipts by the 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.
Read more information about the Teacher’s Choice program.