School Lane Charter School

Employment » Benefits



School Lane Charter School offers an attractive benefit package for full-time employees.  Part-time employees are eligible for some benefits.  Employees are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following 30 days of full-time employment, unless otherwise required by law.  All employees must meet the defined eligibility requirements for each particular benefit. 

Full-time 10-month and 12-month employees:


We presently offer a choice of two Keystone Direct POS plans for medical.  Vision and prescription are included in the plans.  School Lane Charter School currently contributes 100% of full-time employee’s individual/single premium.  Dependent coverage is available at the expense of the employee through payroll deduction.


We presently offer group benefits through MetLife.  School Lane Charter School currently contributes 100% of full-time employee’s individual/single premium.  Dependent coverage is available at the expense of the employee through payroll deduction.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Enable employees to set aside a predetermined dollar amount in an account to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent day care expenses throughout the year. 

MetLife Ancillary Benefits (Company Paid)

Life/AD&D, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability

  • Life and AD&D Insurance – Up to $50,000
  • Short Term Disability Insurance – 60% of weekly salary up to $1,000 per week for a maximum of 13 weeks.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance – 60% of monthly salary up to $5,000 per month.

MetLife VisionAccess – When visiting a participating practice, this program provides for discounts on eye exams, lenses, frames, non-prescription sunglasses, and laser vision correction.

Employee Assistance Program – Employees and members of their households are entitled to up to 3 consultations with a licensed clinician (per incident, per individual, per calendar year).  Choose between telephonic consultations or web-video consultations.   Telephonic consultations are also available for work and life services such as: financial services, childcare and elder assistance, identify theft recovery services, and legal services.

Grief Counseling – Valuable, confidential support that can provide comfort and guidance when needed at the most difficult of times.  Toll-free number where you can speak with licensed professional counselors experienced in helping people who have suffered a loss (death of a loved one, divorce, serious medical diagnosis, loss of a pet).  Research specialists can also help with locating local funeral homes as well as finding support groups, storage facilities, estate sale planners and charities that pick up donations. 

Travel Assistance Program – Offers employees and their dependents medical, travel, legal, financial, and concierge services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while travelling 100 miles or more from home.  Services include, but are not limited to: general travel information about visa, passport, inoculation requirements, and local customs; telephone interpretation; emergency cash/legal referrals; lost document and luggage assistance; physician/hospital/dental referrals; prescription transfer; and concierge services such as restaurant, shopping, hotel, and airline recommendations/reservations; rental car information and reservations; city calendar and event schedules; and driving directions.

Tuition Reimbursement

Up to $3,500/year for college course work at accredited college/university.  Employees must earn a passing grade of “B” or above or its equivalent to receive reimbursement.

Colonial Life

These voluntary benefits enhance an employee’s benefit portfolio and can be customized to fit individual needs.  The employee pays 100% of the cost of the plan through payroll deduction.  Plans offered include:  supplemental short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, whole life insurance, and term life insurance.

403(b) Retirement Plan (eXcel Retirement/PenServ) – An alternative to PSERS, this program is designed to offer a broad range of quality mutual funds that provide an opportunity to build a diversified retirement plan portfolio. 

  • Mandatory 5% Employee Contribution
  • School Lane Charter School Contributes 10%
  • All full-time employees may voluntarily contribute to this program up to the mandatory level set by the IRS. There is no employer match for voluntary contributions.

Full time 10-month and 12-month employees who are current members of PSERS may elect to contribute to PSERS. 

Paid Time Off

  • All Full-Time Staff
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Jury Duty
    • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • 12-Month Staff
    • Sick – 6 days per year
    • Personal – 6 days per year
    • Vacation – 2 weeks per year
    • Holidays – 8 per year
  • 10-Month Staff
    • Sick – 5 days per year
    • Personal – 5 days per year
    • Holidays – 7 per year

Vacation, sick, and personal time may be pro-rated the first year based on an employee’s start date.

Part time 10-month and 12-month employees:

Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) pension program (based on PSERS guidelines) – PSERS is a governmental, cost-sharing, multiple-employer, defined benefit pension plan to which the school employers, Commonwealth, and school employees contribute.  More information on PSERS may be found at

Paid Time Off

  • 12-Month Staff
    • Holidays – 8 per year
  • 10-Month Staff
    • Holidays – 7 per year

Long-Term and Per Diem Substitute Teachers are able to contribute to PSERS, but are not eligible for any other benefits unless required by law (i.e. workers compensation).