Employee Benefits and Salary Placement Information
We offer a competitive employee benefits package for eligible employees.
Insurance & Leave Benefits
- 10 days per year
- 52-week Employees - 12 days per year
Yuma Elementary advances five days of general leave upon hire, prorated depending on the date of employment. The remaining five (5) days accrue throughout the year.
The district pays $5,164.80 per year for an eligible employee’s health insurance premium, which includes a $20,000 life insurance policy. Employees can enroll spouses and dependents in the same plan at a pre-taxed cost through payroll deduction. For more information, and to view the plan document, please visit the Yuma Area Benefits Consortium website.
Arizona State Retirement:
The district matches the mandatory employee contribution for retirement and long-term disability.
The district pays 6.2% for social security and matches the employee’s deduction of 1.45% for Medicare. The employee’s social security deduction is 6.2%.
Flex Benefit Program
The Flex Plan is designed to allow you to set aside pre-taxed dollars through payroll deduction for the payment of specific medical expenses, medications not covered entirely by the health insurance, and/or childcare expenses for you and your family.
Sun Life Insurance
You may elect to purchase additional term life insurance through payroll deduction for yourself, spouse, and/or dependents. Rates are set according to the value of the policy, your annual salary, and age.
Union Security Benefits Insurance Company-Short Term Disability
Employees may purchase short-term disability insurance through payroll deduction and could be eligible to receive the benefit after continuous inability to work for a period of at least five days. The benefit is payable for up to six months during the period of eligible disability. Rates are determined by your annual salary.
The district will pay for up to 10 free counseling sessions for all employees and their dependents. This benefit is offered through Aetna Company–Behavioral Health Counseling Services.
School Tax Credit
This tax credit is a cash contribution paid to a public school for support of extracurricular activities. The election amount for single or head of household taxpayer cannot exceed $200. The amount for married couples that file joint returns cannot exceed $400. You may pay through payroll deduction if you wish to participate in the Arizona Tax Credit Program. For more information, visit the Tax Credit page.