Human Resources Newsletter, December Edition 2019
Help Us Welcome Our Newest Team Member!
Laquisah Burney can be reached at mailto:Laquisha.Burney@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8564
Earn Your Well-Being Incentive Points Before the Deadline
Attention District Employees covered under State Health through Anthem-BCBS or United Healthcare:
The 2019 Earning Period for Well-Being Incentive Points ends November 30, 2019.
The points are like cash when it comes to out-of-pocket medical costs. Let’s all earn those points before the deadline!
Go to https://www.bewellshbp.com/well-being-incentive-credits/ to learn more about earning points.
Letters of Intent for Principals & Administrators
*Important Note: At this time, Letters of Intent are only needed for Principals, APs, and Directors. All other employees, will receive their letter of intent from their supervisor in the re-election packet in January.
- TKES - Dec 13, 1st Formative Evaluation
- TKES - Jan 17, Mid-Year Conference & Teacher Assurance
- TKES - Jan 17, Mid-Year PSC PL Goals/Plans Progress
- TKES - Jan 31, 3rd Walkthrough
- LKES - Jan 21, Formative Assessment
- LKES - Jan 28, Mid-Year Conference
- LKES - Jan 28, Mid-Year PSC PL Goals/Plans Progress
HR runs TKES/LKES implementation reports the Monday before each VIP meeting. The goal is to have 100% completion on all steps. You can find a complete list of evaluation guidelines on the HR Webpage under Forms & Documents. (see link below to view evaluation guidelines)
For questions, contact Connie Chin at mailto:Connie.Chin@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8679
Classified Mid-Year Evaluations
For questions, contact Lewanna Stubbs at mailto:Lewanna.Stubbs@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8538
Calling All Substitute Teachers
Click on the link below to view qualifications for becoming a Substitute Teacher: https://www.bcsdk12.net/departments/human_resources/substitute_teacher_requirements
For questions, contact Ingrid Brown at mailto:Ingrid.Brown@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8571
Deadline to Hire Permanent Classified Staff
You should start documenting at the beginning of the year and continue through-out the year. At-Risk meetings for Non-Renewal decisions will take place in January and February. If an employee's performance improves, you may remove them from the At-Risk list at any time.
The deadline to submit At-Risk forms is January 31, 2020. (Form is attached below and will also be included in your re-election packets).
If you have questions about documentation or the At-Risk process, please contact:
Ed Aaron at mailto:Edwin.Aaron@bcsdk12.net / 478.765.8515 or
Mack Bullard at mailto:Mack.Bullard@bcsdk12.net / 478.765.8733
New Certification Processes and Procedures
Remember to visit the HR Procedures Manual in OneNote (click on the Certification tab) for BCSD Certification Processes and Procedures. Here you will find information for the following and much more:
- Certification Upgrades
- Adding Additional Fields
- Conversions and Changes in Tier Requests
- Rectification and Renewal Requests
*Click on the Certificate Processes-Procedures link below for a quick reference to these certification hot topics.
For questions, contact Melanie Brown at mailto:Melanie.Brown@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8565
Planning to Retire in 2020?
If you are planning to retire in 2020, please contact Regina Stokes, Retirement Administrator, at mailto:Regina.Stokes@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8563 to schedule a retirement meeting. You must also submit a Resignation/Retirement Form in PowerSchool. (see link below for instructions on submitting the Resignation/Retirement form)
Employees who are members of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) should utilize the website at http://www.trsga.com or call 1-800-352-0650 to request an Estimate of Benefits with their anticipated retirement date. Please be advised that due to the large volume of retirements at the end of each school year, the deadlines for summer retirements with TRS are:
- June Retirement: March 31
- July Retirement: April 30
- August Retirement: May 31
*TRS recommends submitting your application as early as six (6) months, no later than two (2) months, prior to your date of retirement to avoid any delays of monthly retirement checks and possible interruption of health coverage.
Employees who are members of Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) are encouraged to apply for retirement as early as three (3) months prior to their retirement date to avoid any delays of monthly retirement checks and possible interruption of health coverage. PSERS employees should call 1.800.805.4609 or visit http://www.ers.ga.gov to request an Estimate of Benefits with their anticipated retirement date.
New Teacher Orientation Take II
For questions, contact Melanique Floyd at mailto:Melanique.Floyd@bcsdk12.net or 478.765.8586
BCSD Annual Teacher Recruitment Fair
Please plan to join us for the BCSD Teacher Recruitment Fair Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00-12:00. As always, we are looking forward to this opportunity for the district to showcase BCSD's Pride at its best while we work hard to Recruit and Retain the Right People!
More information coming soon!
Employee Referral Bonus Program
Employees who refer a "Teacher" candidate will receive a $1000 Referral Bonus if that candidate is hired and works in the district for a full year. Reach out to friends and family interested in teaching and tell them about the great things happening in Bibb! Please see the attached flyer for guidelines.
Nov 22 - Certification Renewal Packets Distributed
Dec 9 - Letters of Intent (Principals/Administrators) Distributed
Dec 13 - Certification Renewal Packets Due
Dec 13 - Letters of Intent (Principals/Administrators) Due
Dec 13 - TKES Mid-Year Conference and Teacher Assurance
Dec 15 - Jan 11 - Substitute Teacher Application Window Open
Jan 1 - Deadline to Hire Permanent Classified Employees
Jan 6 - Re-election Packets Distributed
Jan 7 - Letters of Intent Distributed to all Staff
Jan 17 - Letters of Intent for all Staff due to Principals
Jan 17 - TKES - Mid Year Conference
Jan 17 - Classified Mid-Year Evaluations Due
Jan 24 - TKES - 3rd Walkthrough
Jan 24 - LKES - Mid Year Conference
Jan 29 - NTO Take II
Jan 31 - Employee Rosters, At-Risk Forms, Resignations/Retirements due to HR
BCSD Human Resources
Dr. Mack Bullard, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready.
The Bibb County School District develops a highly trained staff and an engaged community dedicated to educating each student for a 21st century global society.