Happy New Year
Welcome to 2022! The newsletter this month shares several important reminders for the new year. I have added a link to the Personnel resources page
Be sure to visit for information and answers to a variety of questions.
ENI (aka NexGenEAP) manages our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). They provide a multitude of services for you and your dependents at no charge including financial, legal, health and emotional counseling. The service can also assist you with researching most any topic that you may be of interest, just give them a call or send an email.
BTA TRANSFER PROCESS NOW OPEN
The transfer process is now open for all BTA members. Attached, please find the directions for how to submit your information for the transfer process. Please remember that all transfer requests for 2022 must be submitted by the end of the day February 2nd.
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, GRADUATE HOUR INCREASES AND LOAN FORGIVENESS
If you are a Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Aide and are taking courses that are relevant to your job, you are eligible for tuition reimbursement. Courses submitted for reimbursement must be taken during the current school year (Summer 2021 through Spring 2022). Teachers Teaching Assistants may also be eligible for a Graduate Hour Increase (please read through your contracts for more details on what you received increases for).
If you are interested in requesting reimbursement or a graduate hour increase, please follow this link to find the “Tuition Reimbursement” and “Graduate Hour Increase” forms and instructions located on the district website that are appropriate for your position.
Teachers may be also be eligible to apply for Loan Forgiveness and there are several options that may be available to you. You can test out the abilities of the Virtual Personal Assistant or visit MyFedLoan for more information at this link. At this site, there is a teacher Loan Forgiveness quiz to assist you.
*Please submit forms and applications via email to Kelsey Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (ERS) MEMBERS (NOT TRS MEMBERS)
Member Annual Statements will be mailed to your home addresses this summer. It is very important that the ERS your correct address on file before the end of the fiscal year, March 31, 2020. If you have recently moved, or if you are not certain what address ERS has on file for you, you need to sign into Retirement Online for Members to review and update if needed. The District cannot change this information for you. You can also visit the ERS Change of Address page for other ways to update your address.
*ALL Employees who are planning on retiring and need prior service verification to buy back time should do this at least a year before retirement. DO NOT wait until the last minute, gathering records is a time consuming process.