• The information contained on this page provides a brief introduction to the benefits available to Anderson School District Five employees.  It does not in any way represent complete statements of the benefits offered. 
    Since many laws and policies frequently change, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resources for specific benefits information.
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Anderson School District Five offers a choice of comprehensive health plans.  The State Health Plans (SHP) are administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.  The SHP features "provider networks" that help save you money, early detection benefits that save your life, and prevention programs that help you stay healthy.  For more information about the health plans available in the Anderson area, please visit the PEBA (Public Employee Benefit Authority) Insurance Program website at www.peba.sc.gov.
    Dental Insurance Benefits
    The employee is provided dental coverage with no premium cost to the employee.  Dependents may be enrolled for a small premium.  Specific coverage under this plan may be obtained upon request.  Also available is the "Dental Plus" program which is a supplement to the State Basic Dental plan.  This supplemental program is 100% employee paid.  You must have the basic dental plan to enroll in the supplemental plan.  For more information, visit www.peba.sc.gov
    Vision Insurance Benefits
    Vision insurance benefits are available to all employees and their dependents for a small monthly premium.  The vision program is administered by EyeMed Vision Care® and includes in-network and out-of-network benefits.  Specific coverage under this plan may be obtained upon request.  For more information on the vision insurance plan and to obtain a list of participating providers for the in-network benefits, please visit www.peba.sc.gov.
    Life Insurance Benefits
    Term and Whole Life Insurance plans are available to employees and/or their dependents.  Term Life insurance plans are through the PEBA Insurance Program and Mutual of Omaha.  Whole life plans are through Colonial Life.
    Other Insurance Available
    Employees also have the option to enroll in employee disability coverages: Basic Long-Term Disability if enrolled in a health plan (provided at no premium cost to the employee); Supplemental Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability (employee will pay a premium for these coverages).  Also available are a cancer policy, a free discount Vision Care Plan, and an IRS Section 125 "Cafeteria" Plan.
    Sick Leave
    Sick leave shall be accrued at the end of the month at the rate of 1.25 days per month of employment or 12 days for 190 days of service and 15.75 days for 240 days of active service.  *These sick leave days are advanced on the first day that the employee reports for work of each fiscal year.
    Sick leave which is accrued but not used may be accumulated up to 90 days provided that such employees do not violate their respective contracts.
    Use of Sick Leave must be in accordance with board policy.
    According to policy, sick leave will be transferable to any school district in the State of South Carolina by employee with earned leave.
    Personal Leave
    Certified and classified employees may use a maximum number of sick leave days per year for personal leave based on years of service with Anderson School District Five per the schedule set forth in board policy (see chart).  *This leave is not cumulative and should be used for personal matters that cannot be attended to on non-school days or after-school hours.
    Consecutive Years with Anderson School District Five Maxiumum Number of Personal Leave Days Allowed per Fiscal Year
    0 - 5 years 2 days
    6 or more 3 days
    Family Medical Leave
    It is the policy of the school district to provide eligible employees unpaid leave in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act.  Click here for more detailed information.
    Retirement Savings Benefits
    The South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS)  was established on July 1, 1945.  Permanent full-time and part-time employees MUST join unless specifically exempted by statute.  Membership starts with your effective date of employment.  Effective July 1, 2001, all public school employees with full-time status according to the regulations of the State of South Carolina may have the choice of enrolling in the State Optional Retirement Program (Defined Contribution Plan) or the South Carolina Retirement system (Defined Benefit Plan).  For detailed information, visit the South Carolina Retirement System website at www.peba.sc.gov
    IMPORTANT NOTE:  This is just a brief summary of the South Carolina Retirement System's benefits and is not a binding representation of SCRS regarding any individual situation.
    Additional Retirement Savings Benefits
    Anderson School District Five is also pleased to offer additional savings benefits through deferred compensation for such plans as the State of SC Deferred Compensation 401(k), ROTH 401(k), 457 and ROTH 457 plans.  These plans may offer many funds to choose from for your investment needs.  Detailed information can be provided upon request.  For information about the State's Deferred Compensation Program, you can visit their website at http://southcarolinadcp.com.