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.
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.
Employees annually receive 5 State Days and 2 Local Days
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.
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.