Retirement from the District is defined as an employees termination from full-time District employment which is concurrent with his/her retirement under PERS or STRS.
When you meet the requirements stated in your collective bargaining group's agreement, you will be eligible to receive the same medical/dental benefits as you currently receive as an active employee. However if you are enrolled in PPO Dental, The District will contribute towards the PPO Dental premium though the end of the year of your 65th birthday. Thereafter, you will have the option to continue the PPO Dental by paying the full premium, or you can elect to enroll in HMO dental. The employee Benefits department will be in contact with you to accommodate this transition.
It is advisable to contact PERS or STRS prior to retirement. They will advise you of their criteria that must be met in order to retire. They can also advise you the best time to retire so that you maximize your monthly compensation upon retirement.
Once you have made a decision on your retirement date, notify your supervisor in writing of your upcoming retirement. HR will then be notified and your retirement will be placed on Docket for approval by the Board. Once on Docket the Employee Benefits Department will be notified and will you the retiree health packet.