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 medical plans through Aetna – a high deductible plan (base) with a Health Savings Account, and a traditional PPO (premium) plan.  Prescription coverage is included.  The school covers 100% of the employee premium for the base plan.  The employee is responsible for a portion of the cost if enrolling in the premium plan or enrolling dependents in either plan.


We presently offer dental coverage through Unum.  The school covers 100% of the employee premium.  The employee is responsible for a portion of the cost if enrolling dependents in the plan.

Health Savings Account

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged account that can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses.  It’s "tax-advantaged" because your contributions reduce your taxable income, and the money isn't taxed while it’s in the account—even if it earns interest or investment returns. Bonus: As long as you use your HSA funds for qualified medical expenses, you won't owe taxes when you take money out of the account.  An employee enrolling in the Base medical plan is eligible to contribute to the HSA.  Contributions made through payroll deduction are pre-tax.

Ancillary Benefits (Company Paid)

All full-time employees are enrolled in Life/AD&D, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term disability coverage.  The Employee Assistance Program and Grief Counseling are part of the life insurance plan.  The school pays the premium for these benefits.

  • Life and AD&D Insurance – $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.

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.

​​​​​​​Tuition Reimbursement

Up to $2,500.00/school year for college credited course work, after completion of one year of employment.

Voluntary Supplemental Benefits - 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.

Retirement Plans

  • PSERS (Public School Employees' Retirement System) – 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  Employees hired before the implementation of the 403(b) plan, are members of PSERS and participate in this plan.  New employees to School Lane who are current members of PSERS have the option to continue contributions or enroll in the Alternative 403b Plan. 

    • Part-time 10-month and 12-month employees must enroll in PSERS.

  • School Lane Charter School 403(b) Plan – 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.

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

Paid Time Off

All Full-Time Staff

  • Bereavement Leave 

  • Jury Duty 

  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)

12-Month Full-Time Staff

  • Personal – 12 days per year (accrued from July 1 through June 1)

  • Vacation – 2 weeks per year

  • Holidays – 8 paid per year

 10-Month Full Time Staff

  • Personal – 10 days per year (accrued from July 1 through June 1)

  • Holidays – 7 paid per year

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