The best benefit of working for DISD is the time off; as a parent, it is easy to match your schedule to your child's. Health insurance is available but expensive for a single parent.
Premiums for employees is really high. Family benefits is even worse. Health insurance seems to go up every year with no positive changes to coverage.
Insurance was very expensive for the whole family, over 1000 a month and we could not afford it.
The cost of coverage goes up yearly, and the deductible/copay amounts seem to increase. Employees pay into TRS instead of Social Security, which affects federal retirement/disability eligibility.
The worst I've seen.
We have decent time off (vacation/holidays), a 403b (no matching), teacher retirement, and the ability to choose medical plans (health, dental, vision) and disability; however, the rates for insurance is costly (especially medical is you need a spouse on your plan). We also have flexible spending plans (medical, childcare), which are helpful. Benefits were much better 20 years ago than they are now. Part of it relates to how poorly Texas funds public schools. School districts can't help out on benefits as much as they used to.
Benefits are reasonablly priced if only for yourself. Outrageously priced if you are covering a family or dependents.
best: many options to fit your needs worst: employee contributions range from $30 to hundreds of dollars per month
Hi cost for Spouse, very limited packages, and general high cost at doctors office visits. All the extra options add up too much.
The dental and vision are okay. The medical is too high! We pay way too much money out of pocket to have bare minimum coverage.