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Newsletter for Employees of the Mexico59 February 15, 2017

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Employee Health Screening

Friday, Feb. 17th, 7:30am-4pm

2101 Lakeview Road


Health Screening event is coming soon!

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Central Office Board Room

Eligible: Mexico School employees and retirees with Anthem Health coverage through Mexico Schools (sorry, spouses and dependents are not eligible, even if covered on your plan)

Sign up online: https://maximwellness.bioiq.com , Click on "Sign-up Now!", Choose "No, this is my first time." (logging in this way will work even if you participated last year). Complete registration entering Invitation Code "Mexico2017" when prompted.

This health screening is open to all employees and retired employees who have Anthem Health Insurance coverage through the Mexico School District. Sorry, spouses and dependents are not eligible. For more information email Amber Henderson at ahenderson@mexico.k12.mo.us or call her at x2411.

Take 15 minutes to know your numbers!

Click here for more information/registration step-by-step.

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Teachers - Use TalentEd for Transfer requests

Teachers -- it is nearly hiring season again and that means the possibilities for openings in the district. Below is the process you need to follow in regards to transfer requests to another teaching position.

Process: (Transfer requests are now done on TalentEd. No paperwork needs to be sent to the principal)

A. If an opening becomes available in your own building that you are interested in, you just need to talk to your principal about the process.

B. If an opening becomes available in a different building, then you need to fill out an internal application in TalentEd so that principal and Central Office know you have an interest.

There are no guarantees on transfer requests. Every situation is different and we will try to do what is best for kids in the long run. All openings will be handled on a case by case basis.

Please contact Bethany Collis if you have questions on filling out an internal application.

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Retirement reminder

For those getting ready to retire in 2017, in order to be paid for your sick leave (maximum 100 days); anyone wishing to retire must have their notice into Bethany Collins by one of the following days, per Board policies GCPC and GDPC:

Certified Staff: March 1, 2017

Support Staff: March 18, 2017 (for those retiring on the last day of school)

NOTE: Those retiring on any other day then the last day of school will need to give 60 days notice in order to receive payment for sick leave.

ALSO NOTE: This is only for retiring employees; resigning employees are not eligible for the sick leave payout benefit.

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