NYCDOE Teachers Choice

New York City's Teachers Choice program, initiated by the UFT more than 25 years ago, reimburses public school educators — as determined by title — for the purchase of classroom and school supplies of their choice.



The Teachers Choice program for School Year 2016-2017 has concluded.

The TC program for SY 2017-2018 is expected to begin August 1.



In order to use your allotted NYCDOE 2017–2018 Teachers Choice funds at Barclay, you must fill out an affidavit certifying that you are paying for your purchase with funds allotted to you under the 2017–2018 Teacher’s Choice program of the NYC DOE, and that all of the items in the purchase are for appropriate use in your NYCDOE teaching or are otherwise allowable under the Teacher’s Choice program for the current school year.

You must also present our cashier with a current teacher ID in one of the following forms:

  1. Official DOE identification card* (from DOE HR at 65 Court Street)
  2. Official UFT membership card (the blue card with the bar code)
  3. Official school ID indicating that you are a teacher

*The job title on your DOE identification card must be Teacher (or other job position eligible for Teachers Choice).  Subs and paras are not currently eligible for Teachers Choice.


All ID's must be current!


For more information about the Teachers Choice program, visit the NYCDOE's Teachers Choice page, contact your UFT representative, email