KSD3 HR Corner

Monthly newsletter for our employees - October 25, 2021

Message from Dave Reinhart


Some organizations are paying large sign-on bonuses for new employees. We have decided it is more important to thank all who have worked throughout this challenging year. As a sign of appreciation, our Board of Trustees approved the following pay changes and retention bonuses. These bonuses and changes are being paid from Gov. Little's Recruitment Grant and ESSER (Federal COVID) money. Thank you!

Substitute teachers:

From $70 a day to $90 / day

Long term subs from $90 / day to $110 / day

If you sub 10 days / month: $100

If you sub 12 days before 12/15/21: $500

If you sub 27 days before 6/15/22: $300

Teachers Incentive when they sub

Daily rate: $100

Sub 5 periods / month: $50

Operations and Classified Staff

Full-time work through 11/15/2021: $500

Full-time work through 6/15/2022: $300

Certified Staff on a contract:

$800 in December pay

* Any staff member who does not work full-time or started work after the school year began, will have the retention bonus pro-rated.

I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish this year! Even though we always need more help, many of you have exemplified the Kuna spirit by helping each other, going beyond what is expected, and making sure students are in school learning. Thank you!

If you know other people that would share in our mission, please encourage them to apply so that we can continue to grow forward!

Thank you!


Online Courses for Teachers

Are you interested in taking online courses? Below is VESi's e-course announcement featuring online, self-paced, continuing education courses offered cooperatively with Boise State University.

For questions or information email info@virtualeduc.com or call 1-800-313-6744.

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Just a reminder, payday will come a little early in the months of November and December due to Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Please budget accordingly.

  • November Payday - 11/19/2021
  • December Payday - 12/17/2021
  • January Payday - 1/25/2022

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at tmerithew@kunaschools.org.

Free Health Care for You and Your Family!

Congratulations! You now have access to your new telemedicine benefits which include FREE consultations with US Board Certified Physicians 24/7/365! Register NOW

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Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.)

We understand that this time of uncertainty can be stressful and want to remind you that the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is free counseling and is available to you and your family free of charge. To make an appointment, please call (208) 367-3300. They are doing virtual appointments at this time.

See the attached flyer for contact information.

SmartFind Express help

If you need any assistance with new passwords or access, please contact:

Deann Greany at Ext. 1224 or email subhelp@kunaschools.org

Rumor Patrol

Have you heard a rumor and want to know the answer? Submit it. We'll find out what's true and what's "fake news."

Questions for HR?

Please use the HR email to ask any questions you might have concerning Human Resources.