GCPC – Retirement of Professional Staff Members
All regularly employed professional staff members are participants in the State Retirement System.
The Board may not impose a mandatory retirement age on employees.
The Board reserves the right to retire an employee if the employee is unable to satisfactorily perform the duties of their position due to poor health or disability.
At the time of retirement, a severance amount calculated upon the employee’s unused sick leave (not to exceed 30 days) and one-half the daily rate of pay for a substitute teacher will be granted to certificated employees.
Option to Continue Whole Health Coverage for Retirees
If you are an eligible retired employee, you may continue in the group health coverage or a retiree health benefits program offered by the school district and available to age 65.
Covered dependents can continue for as long as they remain qualified dependents. For more information, call the personnel office of the district.
Qualified dependents include your spouse, if not divorced or legally separated from you, and your children up to age 26.
Continuation of coverage may be terminated or denied for any of the following reasons:
- Coverage under another health plan is acquired;
- The contribution for continuation coverage is not paid on time;
- Entitlement or enrollment in Medicare;
- The district no longer provides group health coverage;
- Your continuation period ends.