Benefits Overview

Updated on Fri, 07/05/2019 - 2:34pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457 plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).

Legally Required Notices explaining employee's rights and responsiblities under various laws.

PERA is the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado. All district employees are PERA members as this replaces Social Security or OASDI.   

Benefit Eligible Employees 

  • Administrative Employees: Eligible if working 20 hours or more in a week.

  • Educators/Certified Employees: All certified employees are eligible. Rates and accruals are adjusted based on FTE.

  • Classified Employees: Eligible if working 20 hours or more in a week, not in a seasonal position.

  • Nutritional Services Employees: Eligible if working 25 hours or more in a week, not in a seasonal position. 

Effective Date of Benefits

Insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following eligibility. The election process must be completed within 30 days from the date of hire or benefit eligibility date. If not completed within 30 days of the event, all coverage will be waived and may not be changed unless an IRS qualifying event occurs or during an open enrollment period. 

Available Benefits Options

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Medical Flexible Spending Account

  • Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

  • Pet Insurance

  • Accident, Hospital Indemnity and Critical Illness w/Cancer Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 403(b), 457 and 401(k) Retirement Plans

Additional Information

2019 Benefits Booklet

2019 Benefits Presentation

Paid Time Off

Paid time off is available to benefit eligible employees and is accrued based on classification and hours worked.

Disability Plans 

Disability plans are available to benefit eligible employees. Sick leave bank is an optional plan for educator/certified and classified employees. Administrative employees are covered by standard short-term and long-term disability insurance. These disability plans provide continuation of salary during approved employee medical leaves of absence.

Enrollment for Benefit Eligible Employees

Benefit eligible employees will receive an email from the Benefits Team with instructions on how to enroll once eligible. The email will be sent to your Adams 12 district email account.

Benefits Team Information

Trace Polder                
Benefits Manager| | 720.972.4063

Michele Grey                  
Benefits Specialist | | 720.972.6282

Kim Tudor                  
Benefits Specialist | | 720.972.4081


Recent News

Community approves Ballot Issue 5C

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:45am

Additional funding will jump-start strategic plan priorities

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Ballot Issue 5C passed with 56.30 percent voter approval.

With your support, we are now able to jump-start the priorities outlined in our strategic plan ELEVATE that parents, students, staff and community members worked together to create.

Thank you for passing 5C

This additional funding ...