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CISD Internal Newsletter - July 11, 2019
2019-2020 Compensation Information
During its June 24 meeting, the CISD Board of Trustees approved an employee compensation plan for the 2019-2020 school year. This plan includes a starting teacher salary of $54,600 and a 3% pay increase at the midpoint of the pay grade for all eligible employees. Specifically for teachers, librarians and nurses, this amount is an $1,800 increase and a $2,100 increase for teachers with more than 5 years of service. The Board also increased the health care contribution for all employees, bringing the district’s total contribution for health care to $325 per month. To access the amount of your specific pay grade increase, visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/12662. The CISD Board will continue to discuss teacher compensation and the 2019-2020 budget at its July 15 Board Workshop.
Listed below is a schedule employees can expect to see the increase reflected in their paychecks:
- 187 - September 25
- 197 - September 25
- 204 - August 23
- 211 - August 23
- 216 (Campus) - August 23
- 216 (Central Office) - July 25
- 226 - July 25
- 230 - July 25
- 261 - September 6 biweekly payroll
July 17-18 Social and Emotional Learning Conference Information
We are EXCITED to welcome attendees to the Social Emotional Learning Summer Conference July 17 and 18 at CMS West. As parking is extremely limited, there will be complimentary shuttle service from Richard J. Lee Elementary to CMS West both days of the conference. Visit http://bit.ly/SELShuttle for the shuttle schedule. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location is at the entry of each school – Lee is the pick-up spot and CMS West is the drop-off location. Conference goers should still make plans to carpool to either location to conserve parking.
We will offer a lunch menu to conference goers for CASH only payment. The menu and prices are available at bit.ly/SELMenu. If you’re planning to purchase a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, let us know here, so we can be sure to order an accurate amount. A minimum order of 50 sandwiches is required. Please let us know as soon as possible.
We will have a keynote speaker to kick-off the conference on July 17 from the Momentous Institute. Tina Robertson will present a keynote on the topic of “Safe Relationships: The Foundation for Social Emotional Health.” Brooke Sims would like to thank all of the facilitators who are sharing their knowledge at the conference.
If you want to attend, it’s not too late! All members of our CISD family are welcome - this is not limited to classroom educators! Please do not plan to attend sessions that are marked as FULL on Sched. Visit https://cisdpl71719.sched.com/ to register: Don’t have a Sched account? Go to bit.ly/schedhowto for instructions to setup an account.
Finally, if you are not able to join us at either #CISDLearns Summer conference, please check out our virtual professional learning offerings.
*Not all courses are eligible for GT credit – use the filters in Sched to determine which ones are.
District Staff Compliance Trainings Available in Schoology, Due Oct. 3rd
CISD compliance courses for district staff are now available in Schoology. These courses are required by law and must be completed each school year by all CISD staff at the Vonita White, Brock and Service Center buildings. The content in these courses is very important, as compliance training covers local, state and federal requirements. Superintendent Hunt has approved 3 hours of Flex credit and Texas SBEC credit for employees needing either of these options. Use the code below to join the new course and complete required compliance content for the 2019-20 school year. You should plan to complete the trainings by Oct. 3, 2019. Most of the content folders require you to view a presentation and then complete a task. Please pay close attention to all of the directions for each course, as they may differ from one other. We wanted to give you time over the summer to complete the tasks, if you would like to get a head start on completing the content now.
To access a course, visit http://schoology.coppellisd.com, login in with your CISD email and password, then click on “Courses.” The district access code is: H3V4-3KDQ-W3JRR. Teachers and campus employees not in the three administration buildings will receive course invitations for their compliance trainings from their principals in August. Contact Brooke Simms if you have any questions.
2019-2020 Benefits Enrollment Help Available
Do you need help enrolling for benefits for the 2019-2020 plan year? Representatives from First Financial will be available July 15, 17, 22 and 24 to help with your enrollment. Please click on the following link to schedule a brief appointment https://coppellschools.timetap.com, as the appointments are filling up fast.
Open Enrollment for current employees ends on August 23, 2019. New Hires have 30 days from their start date. Visit http://bit.ly/CISDBenefitsInstr for instructions on how to enroll.
New Hire Orientation & Induction Training
New Hire Orientation Meetings, led by the Human Resources Department, will be held in the CISD Administration Building Board Room from 8 a.m. to noon. Technology will issue devices to new staff at the start of the orientation. These New Hire Orientation and Induction Training Dates are:
- Wednesday, July 17
- Wednesday, July 31
Reminder, Summer Hours End July 26
CISD’s Summer Hours will end Friday, July 26, with that day being the last Friday the district is closed during the summer. We will resume our normal business operating hours of being open Monday-Friday on July 29.
Important Back-to-School Dates:
- August 5 - New Hire Breakfast and Induction at CMS West at 7:30 a.m.
- August 6 - 8- Teachers Return to Campus & Professional Development
- August 9 - CISD Convocation at the CHS Arena at 8:30 a.m. (Doors Open at 8 a.m.)
- August 12 - Elementary School Meet the Teacher Night from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- August 14 - First Day of School
Did You Know?
- Several new companies and organizations have been added to CISD's Employee Discount Program. For the latest discounts and offers, visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/1390
CISD welcomes the following recent new hires to the district:
- Angela Brown, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement;
- Evan Whitfield, Director of Science;
- Genaro Lopez, who moved from Assistant Director to Director of Facilities;
- Erin Kelly, who moved from ISS Aide at CMS West to Data Entry Clerk at CHS;
- Dani Lopez, who moved from Facilities to General Services Manager at the Service Center; and
- Amber Abney, who moved from General Services Manager to Campus Secretary for Cottonwood Creek Elementary.
The latest district staff vacancies are listed at coppell.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.
2019-2020 Shirts Available!
The Coppell ISD Education Foundation is revealing its new 2019-2020 T-shirt, now available in crew neck and v-neck. Once again, Superintendent Hunt has designated the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month as “Jeans Day” for CISD educators and staff wearing their 19-20 CEF T-shirt. CEF will also continue its raffle for free Sonic drinks delivered to the winning tweeted photo of CISD staff in their shirts. What’s more, with your purchase, you are supporting CEF’s annual “Give for Grants” fundraising campaign that provides CISD educators funding for innovative classroom programs! Shirts are $20 each and can be purchased online. Orders placed by Aug. 2 can be picked up at Convocation on Aug. 9. In-person ordering with check, cash or credit card will also be available on that day. The final order deadline is Aug. 31.
Region 10 Retirement Seminar
Region 10 Education Service Center is hosting a FREE Retirement Planning Seminar to any employee of a Region 10 District at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Region 10 ESC - Abrams Site Pecan-Bluebonnet-Mockingbird Rooms - 904 Abrams Road, Richardson, TX 75081. TCG Advisors will lead the seminar. TCG has specialized in advising education professionals and is the Investment Advisor to Region 10 ESC’s Retirement Asset Management Services (RAMS). You must register here to attend.
Board Budget Workshop
CEF Shirt Day
Social Emotional Summer Professional Learning
at CMS West
July 23 & 24
at CMS West
Budget Board Workshop
New Hire Breakfast
at CMS West, 7:30 a.m.
Teachers Return to Campus and Professional Development
at CHS Arena, 8:30 a.m.
First Day of School
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