Folly Beach approves to give some employees tuition reimbursement


Folly Beach City Council has unanimously approved a resolution to include some tuition reimbursement for full time employees. 

The resolution states a full-time employee of the city, who worked in their position for over a year, could apply to get certain courses reimbursed.

There are a few requirements. 

First, this cannot be used for classes taken before one's employment. 

Second, the funds would be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Each employee can get up to $3,000 a year in reimbursement, but he or she is capped at $6,000 over his or her lifetime.

The funds for this benefit have already been set aside for this year, but they cannot be used until the City Council voted to release them.

“This is an effort in trying to get more educated folks working for the City of Folly Beach," Mayor Tim Goodwin said. "And the more education we get, sometimes the smarter we get. Sometimes we make our work harder, but hopefully, it’s to be smarter and make things work much better for the city.”

Folly Beach is not the first city in the area to propose this kind of employee benefit.

Both Isle of Palms and the City of Charleston currently offer it.

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