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 three medical plans. 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 Unum. 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 (Health Care and Dependent Care)
Enables 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.
Ancillary Benefits (Company Paid)
Life/AD&D, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.psers.state.pa.us/about/about.htm. 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
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
12-Month Full-Time Staff
Sick – 6 days per year
Personal – 6 days per year (accrued 4 hours per month beginning July 1)
Vacation – 2 weeks per year
Holidays – 8 per year
10-Month Full-Time Staff
Sick – 5 days per year
Personal – 5 days per year (accrued 4 hours per month beginning September 1)
Holidays – 7 per year
Vacation, sick, and personal time may be pro-rated the first year based on an employee’s start date.