All employees working in an eligible position that requires at least 70 hours of compensated services per month during at least a 5 month period are required to participate in Washington State Retirement. Certificated employees contribute to the Teachers Retirement System (TRS). Classified employees contribute to the School Employees Retirement System (SERS). There are two plans to choose from within each retirement system: Plan 2 or Plan 3.
New employees must submit an enrollment form within 90 days of employment. If you do not submit a form and choose a plan, you will be defaulted into Plan 2.
Your plan choice is irrevocable.
Regardless of which plan you choose, the District will make monthly employer contributions to your Washington State Department of Retirement plan. The employer contribution percentage is determined by the State of Washington and can change at any time.
For more information, please review the retirement booklet, call 800-547-6657, or visit http://www.drs.wa.gov. Webinars are also available on the DRS website.
Health Care Authority (HCA)/PEBB K12 Retiree Medical Information
For information on health and dental plans for retirees, (medicare and non-medicare eligible), call 360-412-4200 or 1-800-200-1004.
Social Security Administration
For information on eligibility, survivor benefits, Medicare or to calculate your benefits, call 1-800-772-1213.
Washington State Legislative Hotline
For legislative information affecting your employment and retirement, call 1-800-562-6000.