Benefits

The Boise School District offers eligible employees over $10,000 worth of available benefits each year. Many benefits are paid for in full or in part by the District and other benefits are offered on a voluntary basis and paid for by the employee through payroll deduction. For more information, refer to the contents below. You can also reference the Benefits and Wellness Plan Information Booklet for more information.

  1. Benefits Administration
  2. District-Provided Benefits
  3. Wellness Program
  4. Voluntary Benefits
  5. Paid Leave Benefits
  6. Leaves of Absence
  7. Worker's Compensation

Benefits Administration

Cafeteria Plan

The District is able to offer medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending plan premiums on a pre-tax basis; this is known as a Cafeteria Plan and is operated under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Offering benefits on a pre-tax basis allows the District and employees to save tax dollars; however, it also limits when enrollments and changes are permissible. The District is governed by the guidelines outlined in the IRS document, Tax Treatment of Cafeteria Plans, and the District will not make any enrollments or changes that do not correlate with the qualified changes in this document. Please note, the District has not adopted all of the qualified changes listed in the document.

Rate Sheet

Benefits Enrollment/Management Platform

The District uses an online benefits platform, InfinityHR, to manage enrollment of benefits. To view existing benefits and/or to enroll in benefits, navigate to InfinityHR.

Who is eligible for benefits?

Administrative & Certified Employees

Administrative and certified employees who work 0.5 FTE or greater are eligible for District benefits.

Classified Employees

Regular, classified employees - as outlined in the Classified Employee Handbook, 2.3.2 Status Classifications - who work 20+ hours per week and who were hired prior to February 1st of the current school year (the February 1st rule only applies to positions working less than 12-months per year) are eligible for District benefits.

When do benefits begin?

New-Hire Eligibility Period

Employees and their eligible dependents are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment. If an employee does not enroll in benefits during this time, the employee may still have an opportunity during Spring Enrollment to enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents.

There are also additional opportunities for employees to enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents; view the Spring Enrollment and Making Benefit Election Changes sections for more information.

Spring Enrollment

If an employee did not enroll themselves or did not enroll themselves and their eligible dependents during the new-hire eligibility period, they will have the option during the District’s annual Spring Enrollment. The District’s Spring Enrollment period is May 15th - June 15th. During this period eligible employees may enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents.

If an employee does not use this period to enroll, there are additional opportunities to enroll themselves or themselves and their eligible dependents; view the Making Benefit Election Changes section for more information.

Making Benefit Election Changes

Because the District operates its benefits under a Cafeteria Plan, the District is limited on what election changes are permissible and when. What does this mean for employees? It means employees may not make changes to plan elections outside of the new-hire eligibility period or the Spring Enrollment period unless the employee experiences a qualifying event as outlined in the IRS document, Tax Treatment of Cafeteria Plans (see §1.125-4 Permitted election changes). Please note, the District has not adopted all of the qualified changes listed in the document.

District-Provided Benefits

The District offers eligible employees the following benefits paid in full or in part by the District:

For more information regarding these benefits, please visit the District-Provided Benefits page.

Wellness Program

The District offers an employee wellness program that works and was nationally recognized.

Voluntary Benefits

In addition to the District-provided benefits outlined above, the District offers eligible employees a variety of voluntary benefits in which employees can enroll; these benefits are:

For more information regarding these benefits, please visit the Voluntary Benefits page.

Paid Leave Benefits

Upon hire and each school year, eligible employees receive sick leave as outlined in State Statute §33-1216 in addition to personal leave offered by the District. 12-month employees are also eligible for vacation leave. For more information regarding these benefits, please visit the Paid Leave Benefits page.

Leaves of Absence

The District has outlined policies for taking leaves of absences based on your employee type. Additionally, the District adheres to the rules and regulations outlined in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For more information regarding these benefits, please visit the Leaves of Absence page.

Worker’s Compensation

All District employees are eligible for Worker’s Compensation. For more information regarding this benefit, please visit the Worker’s Compensation page.