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HCSB ponders part-time retirees’ policy Human resources assistant superintendent touts benefits of post-retirement employment plan By Jim Ridolphi for The Mechanicsville Local Hanover County School Board members officials considered a new part-time employment policy regarding retired employees at the June 10 regular monthly meeting. Charla Cordle, assistant superintendent for human resources, said the goal of

ees an opportunity to work and earn extra compensation after they have officially retired, and it allows the county to access teachers with specific areas of expertise and utilize those skills. Many employees retire and seek to return on a less than full time basis. “It’s a help to our employees, but it equally helps ourselves

said. She provided an overview of a proposed program and some other alternatives that could be considered. Cordle said retired employees could be given first shot at substitute teacher assignment in areas where they are credentialed. Others could be hired for special projects or long-term

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the county’s post-retirement and our students because there substitute assignments. Other options in her presenemployment policy is two-fold. are very important skill sets that The program offers employ- these individuals have,” Cordle tation included:

 Once the need for parttime employment is determined, give retirees the first opportunity for part- time contract (annual) for teaching assignments within guidelines that would be established.  Use retirees for hourly assignments such as SOL (Standards of Learning) tutors, remediation activities, testing and home-bound instruction.  Provide first opportunity for filling Long-Term Substitute Assignments, with preference given to teachers who hold the endorsement needed for the assignment.  Pay a higher hourly rate for retired teachers to substitute as teachers and instructional assistants.  Hire retirees on a regular basis as permanent substitutes in specific schools. Option could include one to five days per week.  Employ retirees for special projects as needed. Rehire teachers full-time after one-year absence in hard-to-fill positions. “Those are some of the assignments we were able to see POLICY, pg. 19 

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