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Harrisonburg City Public Schools offers the following benefits to staff (please click on each benefit title for more information):


  • AFLAC offers a variety of insurance policies as a convenience to HCPS staff. Staff receive group discount rates when premiums are payroll deducted.
  • Contact Twila Showalter, Larry Showalter or Curtis Steele: 2515 East Market Street - Suite E, Harrisonburg VA 22801 at 434-2398 or 1-800-648-1932.

Dental Insurance

Assurant Dental Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Flexible Spending


Health Insurance

Life Insurance

Minnesota Life Insurance Company / VRS
  • The school division pays the premiums for your Basic Life Insurance.
  • Basic Life Insurance is equal to your retirement salary, rounded to the next highest thousand, and then doubled.
  • Active members of VRS may purchase Optional Life Insurance in the amount equal to one, two, three or four times your annual salary.
  • You may also purchase Optional Life Insurance for your spouse and dependent children.

Long Term Care Insurance

Genworth Financial / VRS
  • For more information about Long Term Care Insurance:
  • On-line Open Enrollment Process for new hires only
    • Visit to complete the on-line enrollment process
  • Deadline for on-line open enrollment has passed for all current staff members

Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Sick leave days may be used for maternity, paternity or adoption leave.  Staff should consult their principal/supervisor to coordinate requested leave dates.
  • Please refer to School Board Policy #631 for further information.

Personal Leave

  • Staff members working half-time or more earn two personal leave days per year.
  • Half-time staff earn two half-days of personal leave.
  • No personal leave is earned by staff working less than half-time.
  • Please refer to School Board Policy #629 for further information.

Professional Growth

  • The Superintendent may, if it is in the best interest of the school division, grant professional leave to teachers or administrators to attend conferences, meeting, or other activities.
  • Professional leave may be granted with or without reimbursement of expenses.
  • No classroom teacher may be absent from teaching for more than five days per year due to conference attendance.
  • Professional leave is not granted to a teacher/parent accompanying his/her child on a field trip.
  • Please refer to School Board Policy #660 for more information.

Short & Long Term Disability - VRS Hybrid Members

Sick Leave

  • All full-time staff accrue one sick leave day for each month worked.  (Part-time staff accrue a proportional number of days).
  • Your supervisor should be notified as early as possible and lesson plans should be prepared in advance for a substitute.
  • Please refer to School Board Policy #634 for more information.

Sick Leave Bank

  • The school division offers its staff a sick leave bank wherby all contributors to the bank may benefit in case of a catastrophic ailment or injury.
  • To be eligible to join the sick leave bank, staff must have been employed by HCPS for at least one year.
  • Sick leave bank members may draw up to 60 days from the bank once their sick leave has been exhausted and a 30-day waiting period has expired.
  • Please refer to School Board Policy #627 for more information.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • The school division provides tuition reimbursement for Teachers and Administrators of up to $1,300 for college level course(s) per school calendar year.
  • The school division provides tuition reimbursement for Classified Staff of up to $1,300 for college level course(s) per school calendar year (must lead to a teaching license or will improve skills in the current responsibilities/assignment).
  • Required Forms
    • Class Registration  (This form must be submitted for approval of tuition reimbursement prior to the start date of the class/course. Reimbursement may not be available without prior approval.)

    • Request for Reimbursement (Submit this form no later than 10 days after completing your course.)

Vacation (250-day / 12 month staff)

  • Only full-time 250-day staff receive vacation (annual) leave, which is earned based on years of HCPS service:
  • 0-5 years: 10 days
  • 6-10 years: 12 days
  • 11-15 years: 15 days
  • 16-20 years: 18 days
  • over 20 years: 21 days

Virginia Credit Union Information

Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

  • Annual Fee Disclosure Notice 457
  • PLAN 1
    • Staff members whose membership is before July 1, 2010 are covered under the provisions of the VRS Plan 1.
    • Staff may be active or deferred
      • Active members are currently working in a covered position.
      • Deferred members are not currently working in a covered position and have not withdrawn their funds and have service credit in VRS or an account balance in a Virginia optional retirement plan (ORP) as of June 30, 2010.
    • Deferred members who return to covered employment will be rehired under Plan 1.
    • Plan 1 - Member FAQ's

  • PLAN 2
    • Staff members whose membership date is July 1, 2010 or later are covered under the provisions of the VRS Plan 2
    • Staff who were previously employed in a covered position and withdrew their funds will be rehired under Plan 2 if they return to covered employment with no service credit in VRS or no ORP balance.
    • Plan 2 - Member FAQ's

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