Benefits & Payscales

Benefits, Job Classifications and Pay Scales

We strive to employ highly qualified individuals to serve and educate the children within our school community.  Please take a few minutes to review the information below to learn more about our pay scales, job classifications and substitute qualifications and procedures. 

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Learn more about employee benefits available to you...

Berkeley County Schools offers our employees a variety of benefits. The benefits offered include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Employees may choose to enroll in plans that best meet their personal needs. Additionally, wellness programs, employee assistance programs, voluntary retirement savings plans, and more, are available.

  • Personal Leave five days per year of sick leave may be used for personal reasons.

  • Sick Leave ten days per year, unlimited accumulation.

  • *Sick Leave Incentive Annual Sick Leave Incentive cash bonus available for all employees

  • Retirement System Plan 1B - Employees contribute 6% gross salary. Employer contributes 7.5% gross salary. Defined benefit system.

  • Health Insurance The WV Public Employees Insurance Agency is a self-insured health fund, which provides a comprehensive health care plan. Also included is a $10,000 term life insurance policy with the option to increase the coverage. Premiums are based on salary level and smoking status. 

  • West Virginia Housing Fund Low interest loans and low closing costs.

  • *Housing Allowance Annual housing allowance payable in December.

  • Tuition Reimbursement Tuition assistance for pursuing certification and highly qualified status in area of critical need. 

  • Dental Insurance Provided at no cost to all permanent employees and their dependents.

  • Optical Plan Provided at no cost to all permanent employees.

  • Paid Holidays Six paid out of school environment days and eight paid holidays per year.

  • Tax Sheltered Annuities Offered through payroll deduction.

  • Credit Union Available to all employees.

  • New Teacher Orientation Program Stipend is paid for participation.

  • Mentor Program Provided at no cost to the employee.

  • Direct Payroll Deposit Available to all employees.

  • Long Term Care Insurance Offered through payroll deduction.

  • Activity Passes Provided for free admission to all school events including athletic competitions. 

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Personal issues, planning for life or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health, and family. Guidance Resources provides support, resources, and information for personal and work/life issues. Services with Guidance Resources are confidential and provided at no charge to you or your household members.

To access your EAP benefits from GuidanceResources you can call 800-272-7255 or TTY 800-697-0353. You can also use the button below to login online.