Valley Mills 

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

1 Eagle Way, Valley Mills, TX 76689

PHONE: (254) 932-5210

FAX (254) 932-6601

Employee Benefits

Health/Group Insurance

The district currently contributes towards the cost of the basic premium for each employee who elects to participate in the employee health plan.  The district is a participant in the state TRS Care Insurance program.  Insurance options include Aetna, Scott and White, and First Care.  The 2017-2018 TRS Enrollment Guide can be accessed here.

Life Insurance

All full-time regular employees receive a life insurance policy paid by the school district in the amount of $15,000.

Other Insurance Benefits

Supplemental insurance is available at employee expense for added medical and dental coverage as well as other options for cancer, disability, accidental death, and life insurance coverage.  Other employee insurance protections such as COBRA, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation are also in effect.

Personal Leave

Employees annually receive 5 State Days and 2 Local Days

Pay Dates

Employees will be paid on the 25th of each month.  In the event the 25th falls on a weekend or holiday, employees will be paid the last working day before the weekend or holiday. The schedule of pay dates for the 2017-2018 school year follows:

 

August 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

October 25, 2017

November 18, 2017

December 21, 2017

January 25, 2018

February 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

July 25, 2018

 

Payroll Direct Deposit

All employees, including substitutes, can have their paychecks electronically deposited into a designated account. A notification period of 15 days is necessary to activate this service.  Contact the business office for more information regarding this service.

 

Flexible Benefits

A “Section 125” Cafeteria plan saves the employees’ dollars by allowing pre-tax dollars to be spent on insurance premiums, medical expenses, and child care expenses (limits and other restrictions apply). 

Texas Teacher Retirement System

All employees participate in the Texas Teacher Retirement System.  For more information go to www.trs.state.tx.us.