Full-time staff may participate in one of three different health plans offered through IBC/Keystone Health Plan East. For the current benefit year, VFES will contribute 100% per month toward the cost of participation in two of our three health plan options. Monthly costs above VFES’ contribution for the third plan option, including the cost of dependent coverage for eligible family members, will be paid by the employee through two equal, pre‐tax payroll deductions per month.
Full-time staff may participate in one of two different dental plans offered through Delta Dental. For the current benefit year, VFES will contribute 100% per month toward the cost of participation in one of our dental plans. Monthly costs above VFES’ contribution for the second plan option, including the cost of dependent coverage for eligible family members, will be paid by the employee through 2 equal, pre‐tax payroll deductions per month.
Disability Insurance Long term disability insurance is provided at no cost to staff members.
$15,000 of group life insurance is provided to staff members at no cost. Staff may purchase additional life insurance (up to a maximum of $150,000) at their own expense. Additional life insurance can be purchased for spouses and/or children, too.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Staff members may participate in flexible spending accounts so that certain expenses for medical procedures & supplies, prescriptions, and/or dependent care can be paid on a pre-tax basis.
403(b) Retirement Plan
Staff members who have completed one year of service and worked a minimum of 1,000 hours are eligible to participate in a Retirement Plan offered through TIAA-CREF. Staff members contribute 2% of their pre-tax earnings and VFES will contribute 9% of the staff member’s pre-tax earnings. Staff members are fully vested when they join the Retirement Plan.
Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
Staff members can also participate in a Tax Deferred Annuity Plan with TIAA-CREF at any time during their employment. This plan is a supplemental retirement fund allowing staff members to contribute pre-tax earnings above the 2% contribution required by the Retirement Plan.
Staff members may be eligible for tuition reimbursement (up to $2,000 per year) for college courses provided courses are pre-approved and related to their current position.
Sick & Personal Time
12-Month Full-Time Staff: Staff members earn twelve (12) sick days and four (4) personal days. Vacation days begin at ten (10) days and increase during subsequent years of service.
10-Month Full-Time Staff: Staff members earn ten (10) sick days and four (4) personal days per school year
12-Month Full-Time Staff: Staff members may attend up to two (2) off-campus trainings per year with prior approval.
10-Month Full-Time Staff: Staff members may attend up to two (2) off-campus trainings per year with prior approval. In addition to off-campus trainings, on-site professional development opportunities are offered throughout the school year including opportunities to fulfill Act 48 and paraeducator requirements.