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Retirement Incentive Program For Management/Supervisory/Confidential Personnel   

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1.Medical & Dental Benefits for Certificated Management Retirees

a. Eligibility: To be eligible for the District-paid medical and dental insurance, a retiring certificated management employee of Castro Valley Unified School District must meet the following conditions:

(1) Be employed by the District in a permanent position for a period of twelve (12) years or more immediately prior to retirement.

(2) Be eligible for retirement benefits from STRS.

(3) Be eligible for medical and dental insurance program while an active employee.

(4) Be a probationary or permanent certificated employee on or before November 26, 1991.

AND

(5) Be no less than fifty-five (55) years of age nor more than sixty (60) years of age except with mutual agreement of the Superintendent/designee and the certificated management employee, the benefit may be extended beyond age 60.

OR

(6) Be no less than fifty (50) years of age nor more than fifty-five (55) years of age with thirty (30) years of creditable STRS service.

b. Benefits: The District shall contribute an amount per year that is not less than the amount available to a member of the certificated bargaining unit toward the payment of medical and dental insurance premiums for the retiree up to age sixty-five (65). A retiree will be entitled to the medical and dental plans of the district that are in effect from year to year. A retired certificated administrator will continue with the plan under which the employee was enrolled at the time of retirement, or its successor. A retiring certificated administrator may elect to continue coverage for spouse and dependents by paying the additional premium costs involved. Upon death of a retiree, the surviving spouse may elect to continue coverage by paying the premium costs through the district to the insurance carrier (s) if allowed by law and by insurance carrier(s).

For a retiree eligible for full Medicare reaching age sixy-five (65), the district shall continue paying per month an amount not less than the amount provided to a retired member of the certificated bargaining unit towards the appropriate supplemental plan which Medicare does not cover. In order to guarantee coverage, the retiree must pay any premium costs above the amount provided by the district.

2. Medical & Dental Benefits for Supervisory/Confidential/Classified Management Retirees

a. Eligibility: To be eligible for the District-paid medical and dental insurance, a retiring supervisory/confidential/classified management employee of the Castro Valley Unified School District must meet the following conditions:

(1) Be employed by the District in a permanent position for a period of twelve (12) years or more immediately prior to retirement.

(2) Be no less than fifty seven (57) years of age nor more than sixty-five (65) years of age. With mutual agreement of the Superintendent/designee and the supervisory/confidential/classified management employee, the benefit may be extended beyond age sixty-five (65).

(3) Be eligible for retirement benefits from PERS.

(4) Be eligible for medical and dental insurance program while an active employee.

(5) Be employed as a probationary or permanent classified employee on or before November 26, 1991.

b. Benefits: The District shall contribute an amount per year for medical and dental premiums for the retiree that is not less than an amount provided to a member of the classified bargaining unit until the retiree reaches age sixty-five (65). In order to guarantee coverage, the retiree must pay any premium cost above that provided by the district. The retired employee will continue with a covered insurance plan in which the employee was enrolled at the time of retirement, or its successor. The retiring employee may elect to retain coverage for spouse and dependents by paying the additional premium cost involved. Upon death of a retiree, the surviving spouse may elect to continue coverage through the district by paying the premium cost, if allowed by law and insurance carrier.

At age sixty-five (65), if a retiree is eligible for Medicare coverage, the district shall pay an amount not less than the amount provided to a retired member of the classified bargaining unit towards the appropriate companion plan which supplements what Medicare does not cover. In order to guarantee coverage, the retiree must pay any premium costs above the amount provided by the district.

3. Retirement Incentives (Certificated Management under STRS and Classified Management/Confidential/Supervisory under PERS)

A Career Enhancement Incentive Program (CEIP) shall be established for eligible certificated management/classified management/confidential/supervisory employees. The maximum annual amount that can be earned in the CEIP shall be the amount specified in the current collective bargaining contract between the Castro Valley Unified school District and the Castro Valley Teachers' Association. All retirees participating in the program will be independent contractors. Persons utilizing the CEIP will be compensated at a per diem rate equal to the per diem rate at the time of retirement.

a. Eligibility: Employees meeting the eligibility requirements to serve shall be granted entry into the program, based on the following criteria:

(1) Applicants must have a minimum of ten (10) years of service in the Castro Valley Unified School District in a position requiring management/confidential/supervisory status. A year of service is defined as working not less than 75% of the days required by the contract of the employment.

(2) Applicants shall have attained a minimum age of fifty-five (55).

(3) Applicants must submit a letter of intent to participate in the District designated program at the time of resignation.

b. Contract:

(1) Activities that shall be acceptable for participation in the CEIP shall be deemed appropriate by the Superintendent/Designee and performed at times mutually agreeable to the Superintendent/Designee and the independent contractor. Examples may include but not be limited to articulation efforts, curriculum development, individual proposals, remediation program coordination, SIP/WASC program reviews, special projects, substituting, clerical support (confidential employees), and such others as may be deemed appropriate by the Superintendent/Designee.

(2) The maximum number of years a person may participate in the CEIP is five (5), based upon an annual evaluation indicating satisfactory performance. Unsatisfactory performance is grounds for termination from the program.

c. Once an independent contractor has entered into the program, the independent contractor may drop his/her participation at the end of any contract year. All years tolled from the time of retirement count toward the five (5) year limit in 2 above.

Policy CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 8, 2001 Castro Valley, California