Section 1 - Educational Assistance. The Employer will reimburse the cost of tuition for undergraduate or graduate courses successfully completed at an accredited college or university which are directly related to the employee’s current position or to prepare the employee for promotion to another position in the District. The Employer shall also reimburse the cost of tuition for CEU credit workshops or seminars sponsored or approved by the National Association for the Deaf, or similar professional organization, providing educational opportunities for interpreters for the deaf. The Board shall allocate Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($2,500) per each school year for Tuition Reimbursement. These amounts shall not carry over from year to year. The maximum reimbursement shall be Three Hundred Dollars ($300) maximum per semester hour per employee. The maximum number of hours per employee applicable under this policy shall be nine (9) semester hours from July 1 through June 30.