OPINION ISSUED JANUARY 17, 1992
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Claimant represents self.
John E. Shank, Deputy Attorney General, for respondent.
This claim was submitted for decision based upon the allegations in the Notice of Claim and
Claimant seeks reimbursement in the amount of $248.00 for tuition for a class taken for certification.
Respondent, in its Answer, admits the validity of the claim, but states that there were insufficient
funds in its appropriation for the fiscal year in question from which to pay the claim.
While the Court believes that this is a claim which in equity and good conscience should be paid,
the Court further believes that it cannot be paid based upon the decision in Airkem, Sales and
Service, et al. vs. Dept. of Mental Health, 8 Ct. Cl. 180 (1971).