Employee Benefits & Compensation
Lago Vista ISD is committed to investing in the lives, health, and well-being of our greatest asset— our employees.
It is the goal of Lago Vista ISD to strive for and maintain a total compensation package that will attract, retain, and reward a superior workforce to successfully achieve the mission of the District. As part of this commitment, the District offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees and their families so that they are empowered to live healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lives.
All employee compensation and benefits are subject to annual review and approval by the Board of Trustees. Salaries are based upon the Commissioner’s Rules on Creditable Years of Service
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
(FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) administers a defined benefit retirement plan that is a qualified pension trust under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The pension trust fund provides service and disability retirement, as well as death and survivor benefits, to eligible Texas public education employees and their beneficiaries. For more information, please visit the TRS website
Lago Vista ISD strives to assist our employees in building strong family lives to help us maintain a solid, stable, and happy workforce. In addition to working in a first class school district, Lago Vista ISD employees have the benefit of:
Healthcare Contribution - Lago Vista ISD contributes $434 per month towards the monthly premium for State healthcare plans.
Term Life Insurance Coverage - Lago Vista ISD provides all eligible employees a $15,000 term life insurance policy. The cost of this policy is paid for 100% by Lago Vista ISD. This is a term life policy that is in effect while you are employed in Lago Vista ISD.
Tuition-Free Student Attendance - Non-resident Lago Vista ISD employees receive tuition-free attendance for children who attend a District school as an out-of-district transfer student.
On-Site Childcare - Lago Vista ISD operates the Little Vikings Learning Center, which is a child care facility for employee’s children from the ages of 6 weeks through 5 years old. Rates are established annually and are competitive with local day care facilities.
Employee Assistance Program - Lago Vista ISD offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program through Alliance Work Partners©. This completely confidential program provides employees with access to a 24-Hour Counseling Line, Face-to-Face Counseling (up to three (3) sessions per incident), the SafeRide reimbursement benefit, LawAccess legal and financial planning consultations (one per issue, per year), and unlimited telephonic and online health coaching through WellCoach. Clinical services cover employees, their household members and dependents, and retirees.
Travel Benefit - If an employee travels more than 100 miles from home and requires emergency assistance, Lago Vista ISD provides a group travel coverage through Dearborn National©.
Wellness Program - Our Vikings Working~Well Wellness Program, administered by Edwards Risk Management© , takes a holistic approach to health management and offers a fall and spring semester wellness campaign.
Additional Local Benefits
- Employee Recognition Program
- Lago Vista ISD Sick Leave Bank
- Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grants
- Free Admission to All Home Athletic Events