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Madison Metropolitan School District


Benefits Summary 2023-24



Pay Frequency: Employees are paid on a monthly basis using direct deposit.

Merit Pay: The District offers a merit pay plan, which allows an employee to earn above the maximum salary step 12, depending on performance and years of service.

Work/Life Balance

Wellness and Mindfulness Programs: The District provides Wellness Programs, including Mindfulness training and employee wellness/engagement programs.

Employee Assistance Program: Confidential and free resources available to you and your family members, including up to three in-person visits with a counselor at no cost. Additional benefits include a free will, legal counseling and financial counseling.

Vacation: The following unpaid vacation days are allocated to associated contract lengths. Vacation is pro-rated for less than full-time/12 month contracts. A maximum of ten vacation days may be carried over from one year to the next.

Contract Length 197 202 207 214 218 225
Vacation Days 54 49 44 37 33 26

Personal Illness Leave: Personal illness (PI) leave in any contract period is earned as identified below. Personal Illness leave is pro-rated for less than full-time/12 month contracts. The unlimited accumulation of personal illness is allowed.

Contract Length 197 202 207 214 218 225
PI Days 11 11 12 12 12 13

Holidays: Employees are entitled to nine scheduled unpaid holidays and one unpaid floating holiday. All employees receive Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday.
Legal Leave: Employees are eligible for up to two days per contract period without loss of compensation for legal reasons such as adoption proceedings, settlement of wills, real estate closings, etc.

Personal Leave: Employees are provided for each contract period up to four personal leave days without pay for any purpose. An employee is able to take one personal leave day which will be charged against their personal sick leave.

Child Rearing Leave: Employees are provided up to one year of unpaid time off, per eligible child under school age. Child rearing leaves are available upon the completion of one year of employment.

Family Illness Leave: Charged against personal illness leave for severe illness in the immediate family requiring the presence of the employee.

Bereavement Leave: Up to seven days for death in the family as defined under Family Illness Leave. One day of personal illness leave may be used for the death of a friend.


Coverage begins on the first of the month following your date of hire for many of the benefits. Under the insurance plans, spouses and children to the age of 26 are eligible for coverage.

Health Insurance: The District offers two health insurance companies to choose from: Quartz and Dean Health Plan. Within each health plan there is an option to choose from an HMO or POS plan. The District pays 88% of the full monthly premium for each of the HMO plans and the employee pays 12% of the monthly premium.

$20 office visit copay for adults and $0 copay for children, $6 / $15 / $30 prescription drug copay, $150 ER copay; in-network $100 / $200 deductible

$20 office visit copay for adults and $0 copay for children, $6 / $15 / $30 prescription drug copay, $150 ER copay; in-network $100 / $200 deductible; out- of-network $250 / $500 deductible and 20% co-insurance thereafter

Dental Insurance: Dental insurance is provided through Delta Dental of Wisconsin. The base plan covers 100% of preventive services and 50% to 80% of all other services. The District pays 90% of the coverage and the employee pays 10% of the premium.

Annual Limit: $1,200 per member per year
Preventive Care: 100% coverage
Basic Restorative Care: 80% coverage
Major Restorative Care: 50% coverage
Orthodontia: 65% coverage with a lifetime maximum of $2,000

The District also offers a buy-up dental insurance plan with increased levels of coverage.

Vision Insurance: Vision insurance is provided through EyeMed. The plan covers the cost of vision materials. Employees are responsible for 100% of the premium.

Flexible Spending Account: Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts are available. Employees can flex up to $2,850 for a medical FSA plan and up to $5,000 for the dependent care FSA plan.

Group Term Life Insurance: Basic coverage and supplemental coverage for employees, their spouses and dependent children is available. The amount of life insurance available is based on age and projected annual earnings. The District pays 100% of the basic monthly premium and no enrollment is required. Employees are responsible for 100% of the supplemental coverage.

Short Term Disability Insurance: The District offers short term disability insurance that covers 66.67% of regular salary after a 14 calendar day waiting period through the 75th day of disability. Employees are responsible for 100% of the premium.

Long Term Disability Insurance: The District provides long term disability insurance up to 80% of salary to age 65 (or possibly longer) after a 75 day waiting period. There is no employee contribution or enrollment required.

Long Term Care Insurance: This insurance is available through the District at group rates. Many family members are eligible for coverage. Employees are responsible for 100% of the premium.

Retirement Savings

Wisconsin Retirement System: The District currently pays 50% of the required contribution and the employee pays 50% of the required contribution.

403(b): Pre-tax and some after-tax (Roth) payroll deductions are available for employees to save for retirement. We offer a variety of vendors to choose to invest with.

Retirement Escrow Account: Accumulated personal illness leave is available upon retirement for the purposes of paying for group insurance premiums.

Additional Benefits

Liability Insurance: The District provides liability coverage for all employees while performing their District jobs at no cost to the employee.

Car Allowance: Authorized use of the employee’s personal car for work related purposes is reimbursed at the IRS allowable rate.

Smiling Teacher and Student

The Madison Metropolitan School District provides the following summary of benefits. These benefits are available to eligible employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 50% contract. The following information is intended only to provide a brief description and comparison of the major benefits of each plan. It is not a complete description of the actual policies and benefits may change at any time. Please refer to each plan’s publications for specific coverage, limitations, and exclusions.

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For additional questions, please contact the Benefits Helpdesk at or at (608) 663-1692.