The Board recognizes that fringe benefits are an integral part of the total compensation plan for full-time professional staff members.
The Board of Education shall provide fringe benefits to all professional staff members who work 20
hours or more per week by offering participation in a group insurance plan. Any plan for insurance
will be submitted to competitive bidding at least every three (3) years. Any plan of group health
insurance shall include a provision allowing persons who retire, or who have retired, to become
members of the plan if they are eligible to receive benefits under the Public School Retirement
System of Missouri (PSRS) by paying premiums at the same rate as other members of the group,
pursuant to the limitations set forth in § 169.590, RSMo. In addition, the Board shall establish a
premium-only cafeteria plan, as permitted under federal law, accessible by employees of the school
The school district provides, as fringe benefits, certain allowable absences from duty as set forth in
policies GCBDA and GCBDB.
Such benefits apply equally to all full-time employees of the district, except that the professional
leave benefit applies only to certificated employees, nurses, and secretaries, and the educational leave
benefit applies only to certificated employees.
Employees serving the district on less than a full-time basis are eligible for these leave benefits on
a prorated basis.
At the time of commencement of coverage under the plan, an employee shall be given his or her first
notification of rights under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).
Further notification is contingent upon the occurrence of a qualifying event and, in applicable
situations, notification to the district that a qualifying event has occurred, as required by law.
403(b) Annuity Program
The district offers participation in a 403(b) annuity program in accordance with law. The Jefferson
City School District will select a third-party administrator to administer this program. A copy of the
district’s written plan is available in the central office. Selection and deselection of vendors and
funding vehicles shall be in accordance with the policy recommended by the third-party
administrator, which is incorporated by reference into this policy.
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In the event of a discrepancy between an administrative procedure and a Board policy, the Board
policy will take precedence.
Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 10/14/2002; 02/09/2009; 07/20/2009
Cross Refs: DJC, Bidding Requirements
Legal Refs: §§ 67.150, .210, 169.590, 376.453, RSMo.
Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 125
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 1161-1168
Jefferson City School District, Jefferson City, Missouri
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