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Employee Benefits

Insurance Benefits

Image Active employees with the District who are eligible for benefits will find the provisions for eligibility stated in their respective collective bargaining agreements or salary and benefit package.  Since benefits are available for eligible employees according to the terms of their specific type of employment, it is important to know the insurance benefits provided by the District include medical, dental, prescription, vision, life, and disability insurance.

Upon employment with the District, new employees will be signed in during an entry interview with the Human Resources secretary and the Benefits Coordinator, who will explain the benefits appropriate to the position.  Active employees who have questions, concerns, or need further information concerning their benefits should contact the Benefits Coordinator in the Business Office.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is available to eligible employees, on a pre-approved basis, as defined in their respective collective bargaining agreements or salary and benefit package.

Sick and Personal Leave

Sick days and pre-approved personal leave are available to eligible employees as defined in their respective collective bargaining agreements or salary and benefit package.

Vacations and Holidays

Vacations and holidays are available to eligible employees as defined in their respective collected bargaining agreement or salary and benefit package.

Bereavement Leave

Whenever an employee shall be absent from work because of death in the immediate family of the employee, there shall be no deduction in pay for such absences for up to three days.  Members of the immediate family shall be defined as father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband, wife, parent-in-law, or near relative who resides in the same household, or any person with whom the employee has made his/her home.

Whenever an employee is absent because of the death of a near relative, there shall be no deduction in pay for such absence on the day of the funeral.  A near relative is defined as a first cousin, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law.

Other Leaves of Absence

Leaves of absence without pay may be provided at the discretion of the Board of School Directors.  Requests for such leave should be submitted in writing to the Superintendent=s Office.

Employee Assistance Program

The District provides a program of confidential consultation and referral to assist employees with personal problems that may or may not affect their work or well being.  Since an employee=s performance may also be affected when a family member has a personal problem, the same offer of assistance is extended to the employee=s immediate family.  This service is provided by Human Management Services and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The toll free hotline number is 1-800-343-2186.  You may also reach them by calling 610-644-6000.

Jury Duty Payment

An employee who is summoned for jury duty shall make a request for a leave of absence immediately upon receipt of notice of jury duty service.  Such leave shall be granted with pay upon proper application for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) consecutive work days.

Employees who are granted such leave shall be paid his or her regular salary or daily rate less the amount earned as a juror.  Prior to receipt of payment, the employee shall be required to present a statement issued and signed by the Clerk of Court stating the number of days served and the compensation paid.

Tax Sheltered Annuities

Employees of the District may take advantage of tax sheltered annuities as defined under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Under a tax shelter plan, an employee may authorize the District to deduct an amount from his/her pay and make regular payments to the company of their choice for the purchase of an annuity.  These payments are not subject to federal income tax until paid to the employee in the form of an annuity (usually upon retirement after age 59 and one-half) or until withdrawn by the employee prior to reaching annuity age.  Payroll deductions for tax sheltered annuities are withheld from each paycheck.  While the District does not endorse any particular plan, a current list of approved TSA vendors can be obtained by calling the Payroll Office or the Manager of Accounting.

Medical/Dependent Care Deferral

Employees may opt to have wages deferred for the purpose of paying medical or dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  If an employee participates in this program, wages will be withheld from his/her paycheck and will be used to reimburse him/her for incurred medical and/or dependent care expenses.