Jan. 15 is the deadline for spending your Teacher’s Choice funds. You should have received your Teacher’s Choice allotment ($148 for teachers and other amounts for other eligible titles) in your Nov. 30 paycheck. You should submit your receipts, along with the Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 20 to your principal or payroll secretary.
If you received Teacher’s Choice funds in your paycheck and do not file an accountability form with the required receipts by the Jan. 20 deadline, you will be obligated to pay back the money to the DOE. Members in the Absent Teacher Reserve should submit their receipts to the administration of the school to which they are assigned on Jan. 20, 2017.