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Early Retirement Notification Incentive FAQ

  • HOW DO I GET THE $500.00 EARLY NOTIFICATION INCENTIVE?

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    You must submit your letter of retirement on or before March 1, 2018, to be effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE TO RETIRE?

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    It is recommended that you request a retirement estimate from the WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board (WVCPRB), www.wvretirement.com, well in advance of your notice of retirement. The estimate will give you information about your eligibility. You may also contact Chris Effland at 304.267.3500.

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  • HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH RETIREMENT INCOME I WILL GET?

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    The retirement estimate will give you various options regarding retirement income.

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  • WHEN DO I HAVE TO NOTIFY BERKELEY COUNTY SCHOOLS?

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    To receive the early retirement notification bonus, written notice must be received on or before March 1, 2018 in the Human Resources Department of Berkeley County Schools.

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  • WHO DO I TELL?

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    You must submit your notice in writing to Dr. Justin Schooley, at the Department of Human Resources. Requesting your estimate from the WVCPRB does not qualify as official notification of your retirement.

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  • DOES MY NOTIFICATION HAVE TO BE IN WRITING?

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    Yes. It may be either in letter form or an email addressed to Dr. Justin Schooley, Assistant Superintendent, jschoole@k12.wv.us.

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  • CAN I CHANGE MY MIND ONCE I HAVE SUBMITTED MY RETIREMENT NOTICE?

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    Once your retirement has been approved by the Berkeley County Board of Education, your position will be declared final and vacant. You may not ask to rescind and be placed back into your original position.

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  • WHAT IF I WANT TO LEAVE BEFORE MY CONTRACT ENDS?

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    You may retire prior to the end of your contract period; however, you will not qualify for the early retirement notification bonus.

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  • HOW DO I GET ON THE SUBSTITUTE LIST?

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    When you submit your notice of retirement, you may request to be added to the substitute list for 2018-2019 school year.

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  • MAY I SUBSTITUTE IN A CRITICAL NEEDS AREA IN 2017-2018?

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    Retirees are limited to 140 days in any school year as a substitute. However, some retirees may qualify to work beyond the 140 days in a critical needs area. If you work in the month of June 2018, you may not be eligible to work as a critical needs sub beyond 140 days.

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  • WHAT ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE?

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    Please contact Debbie Walker at drwalker@k12.wv.us to schedule an appointment to discuss retirement health insurance options and estimates.

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