Teacher’s Choice

    2016/2017 Teacher's Choice Program

    Good news! The Teacher’s Choice Program, which is funded by the City Council, has been renewed for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Funding levels have increased this year compared to last year.

    The Division of Financial Operations (DFO) administers the annual Teacher’s Choice Program which provides funding to
    eligible educators to purchase instructional materials and classroom supplies. This program maximizes flexibility in that funding is provided directly to the employee to make purchases according to his or her needs. In order to be eligible, employees must be actively employed as of the first business day of November 2016 (Tuesday, November 1).

    High school assistant principals and permanent substitute teachers/ROTC instructors: You must submit either the
    High School Assistant Principal Certification Form or Substitute/ROTC Certification Form (as appropriate) to the Teacher’s Choice Unit by October 14, 2016 in order to receive funds during the fall distribution (late November).

    Eligible purchases using Teacher’s Choice funds can be made as early as August 1, 2016 even though funds will not be distributed until late fall. In order for these early purchases to qualify, you must save your original receipts. If you do not wish to participate in this program this school year, please be sure to submit a
    Request for Non-Participation (Opt-Out Form) no later than October 21, 2016. Otherwise, once funds are received, the employee must either use the money as prescribed herein or reimburse the DOE. 

    Further details and forms can be found in the 
    Key Documents section. Please be sure to bookmark this page and check back periodically to ensure that you are in full compliance with all program requirements.

    ·         Telephone: HR Connect (718) 935-4000

    ·         E-mail: teacherschoice@schools.nyc.gov