Salary & Prior Experience
How do I apply for a salary upgrade?
We are currently accepting electronic applications and official electronic transcripts. Applications and official electronic transcripts can be sent directly to Melissa Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org. When ordering your official e-transcript from the university, please request that it be sent directly to email@example.com
Please note that we do not have access to any open files at this time therefore all transcripts will be needed to completed salary upgrade request. For example, Master’s + 30 will require all 60 credits and Senior Career will require all 90 credits.
Where can I send transcripts?
The School District of Philadelphia is currently operating remotely and we are accepting official electronic transcripts sent directly to the emails below:
New Hire Salary firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary Upgrade email@example.com
I have an open file for salary upgrade; Can I just send my additional transcripts?
We do not have access to open files at this time therefore all transcripts will be needed to completed salary upgrade request. For example, Master’s + 30 will require all 60 credits and Senior Career will require all 90 credits.
Will I still be eligible to receive retroactive payment if my prior experience verification forms are sent in after the 60 days past my start date?
Employees whose 60 days deadline falls during the period of the COVID-19 closing will have an extension. When the District returns back to normal operation, employees will have an additional 30 days from that time to make sure their past employers send in the completed form to the School District.
What is the process for receiving and processing loan forgiveness and work verification forms?
Yes, during this time we will continue to receive and process these forms electronically. Processing can take up to 10 business days and once complete, the form will be sent back to you electronically using the email address you have provided.
How do I request a copy of my SDP Induction Certificate/Letter?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, employee ID#, State PPID# and the year you completed Induction.
At this time we can only research Induction that was completed after June 2008. Induction completed before June 2008 are stored on databases at the 440 Administration Building.
I have not received all of my approved Act 48 hours from Professional Developments that are in Cornerstone.
Review your profile of completed approved Act 48 workshops in Cornerstone and compare to your PERMS Act 48 profile on the state’s website. If there is a discrepancy email email@example.com with any issues and we will research them and make corrections if needed.
I received a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) stating that my PA certificate will become Inactive or Inactivation Pending.
Act 48 requires180 hours or 6 college credits every 5 years. Take the necessary steps to complete your Act 48 hours/credits within your Act 48 period to remain in compliance with PDE. You can determine the number of hours still needed by clicking going the PERMS on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website: https://www.perms.pa.gov/screens/wfpublicaccess.aspx and enter your PPID#. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if we can assist you with the necessary steps to remain in compliance.
Please note that PDE has extended the Continuing Education Period for Act 48 and Act 45 hours for a year due to COVID-19.
Will I receive an extension on my educational and testing obligation from the Pennsylvanian Department of Education due to COVID-19?
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has not determined if an extension will be granted. The School District of Philadelphia would advise you to continue meeting your education obligation to best of your ability. If you were taking courses, continue your courses online if they are available. If you need to take required exams continue to stay updated with ETS changes due to COVID-19 and schedule test when possible.
Will I receive an extension on my Level I certificate due to COVID-19?
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has not determined if an extension will be granted. The School District of Philadelphia would advise you to continue your certification program coursework online if available.