Teachers are the single most important factor for student success in the classroom. The Geary County school district serves a wonderfully diverse community. We strive to build a staff that reflects the rich culture of our student body.
The Geary Community Schools Foundation provides loans to support aspiring educators who can be part of our effort and return to teach in USD 475.
The goals of this program are:
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Application Due Date: May 1
Candidates will be identified through an application process that requires recommendations from high school teachers, university professors and/or USD 475 supervisor(s), evidence of academic excellence and/or superior job performance in USD 475.
Complete the Application Form and submit to the Geary Community Schools Foundation at email@example.com.
Terms of Loan Forgiveness
|Years Teaching||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Loan Amount||25% of loan forgiven||35% of loan forgiven||100% of loan forgiven|
Loan Cancellation or Discharge
“Cancellation” or “Discharge” refers to canceling the loan agreement for unusual and unpredicted circumstances. Circumstances justifying cancellation or discharge are expected to occur infrequently and will be approved by the Geary Community School Foundation (GCSF) on a case by case basis. Students who wish to request cancellation of the loan amount may submit a written request to the GCSF Forgivable Student Loan Committee describing the circumstances. The Committee may choose to initiate the process of considering cancellation or discharge.
Terms of Default
If the loan recipient fails to meet terms of the GCSF, the recipient will be considered in DEFAULT and will then be responsible for repayment of the balance of the loan plus interest equal to 1% above the prime lending rate at the time the loan was initiated using the prime rate according to the Wall Street Journal, plus attorney fees incurred by the Geary Community Schools Foundation. The GCSF may agree to a payment plan for repayment in case of default.
Recipients cannot be guaranteed employment by USD 475, although they will be guaranteed an interview. A stringent selection process and monitoring system will minimize the possibility of funding candidates who do not demonstrate the capability of meeting USD 475 teacher standards. The loan contracts will include a repayment obligation clause, which will be activated for any recipient who fails to complete the course of study or who does not teach in Geary County Schools after graduation if offered employment.