The Canyons Board of Education has approved an employee-friendly variance to Canyons District policy that may open up positions for current teachers while providing a health-care bridge for close-to-retirement employees. Employees who provide notification of retirement prior to Dec. 3, 2012 will have the option to have their COBRA premium paid by the District for a period of one year, and then access to COBRA as per District Policy or a $6,000 stipend for Licensed and Administrative employees or a $4,500 stipend for ESP employees.
Employees who provide notification of retirement after Dec. 3, 2012, will receive the following stipend or penalty
To receive the “Early Retirement Notification Incentive,” the employee must complete the 2012-2013 contract year, retire simultaneously through URS and provide notification to the District prior to the dates listed above.
The Early Retirement Notification Incentive is determined by the employee’s FTE and Insurance Benefit plan for the 2012-13 contract year Examples:
Here are a some helpful resources for students and their families.
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To facilitate the transition to the new configuration of grades in Canyons schools, the Administration, in partnership with the Canyons Education Association, created a Grade Reconfiguration Task Force. This 25-member advisory group has been meeting since February 2011 to identify and ultimately recommend solutions to the employment, endorsement and licensure issues related to the new grade configuration.
While the committee will continue to work on issues as they arise, many concerns about the new structure have been addressed. For example, be reassured of the following:
We understand that many of you will have questions as we move toward the fall 2013 implementation. If you have a question or simply wish to voice a concern, please send an e-mail message to communications. We will make sure those questions are answered in a timely manner.