• What are the Benefits working for YKSD? 

    • Competitive teacher salaries starting at $ 56,286 up to $ 97,409
    • River School Differential Stipend in November based on longevity:
      • 1-3 years:  $2000
      • 4-6 years:  $2500
      • 7-9+years: $3000
    • $1,500 Signing Bonus for established shortage areas
      • Allakaket positions
      • Hughes positions
      • Kaltag positions
      • Koyukuk positions
      • Rampart positions
      • Counseling positions
      • Special education positions
      • Principals
    • Subsidized Teacher Housing ($735 per month), including heat & utilities
    • Wireless Internet in teacher housing
    • 200 pounds of freight to assigned village at start of contract paid by district
    • Teachers, principals, and other certificated staff are eligible for retirement benefits through the State of Alaska Teacher Retirement System.
    • 188-day contract (190 days for new teachers)
    • Supportive Professional Environment
    • Many Professional Development opportunities
    • Extra-curricular pay opportunities
    • Laptop computers for all teachers
    • Small class sizes

    No Cost & Low Cost Health Insurance Options for Employees & Families

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Prescriptions
    • Life Works – Employee Assistance Program

    Leave Programs

    • Personal Leave (4 days per year)
    • Sick Leave (1 1/3 days per month)
    • Holidays (5 per year)
    • Emergency/Bereavement Leave
    • Parental Leave
    • Professional Leave
    • Sabbatical Leave
    • Military Leave
    • Teacher Sick Leave Bank

    Life Insurance Programs

    • Group Life ($50,000)
    • Additional $100,000 travel policy
    • Double Indemnity

    Optional Other Benefits

    • Section 125 Plan – Flexible Spending Account
    • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity – Lincoln Financial Group
    • Help with moving expenses
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