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Severance Pay – Payout Formula

Employees hired after January 1, 2009

(1)  Employees shall use the one hundred seventy-five (175) day limitation for accumulated sick days when computing their pay.

(2)  Employees shall receive three percent (3%) credit for each year of service, from their most recent appointment date in the District, up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) years.

Gmail Instructions

If you have a Gmail address, the AFT Sunday evening updates may go to your spam folder, or you may not get them at all. Please do the following to ensure that you receive them and that they go to your inbox:


Patrol Officers - Car Checklist

Last week, patrol officers were being required to sign off on a directive that held them responsible for any damage done to the car and required them to do an extensive check of the vehicle including everything from fan belts to tire inflation.

After I brought it to the attention of the lawyers, the directive and checklist is being reviewed and redone. I'll keep you updated.

Take Your Break!

Classified employees are to receive two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute duty-free lunch break, and it is actually against district policy for classified employees to not take their breaks.

Do not let the demands of the day keep you from taking your break.

Your Child's Parent/Teacher Conference

Employees are allowed up to two (2) hours per semester without loss of pay or use of a benefit day to attend parent-teacher conferences for biological children or children in the employee's custody or control, under the following conditions.

1) This time can be taken when District teachers have Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for their students.

2) The time for meeting with a teacher or attending a parent-teacher conference is approved, in writing, at least five (5) days in advance by the Building Administrator.


The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles KCPS employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. This leave can be for an extended period of time or intermittently. There are specific guidelines, but if you qualify and need an FMLA leave, you should contact Marilyn Overton at

Click here for more information.

Head Lice

KCPS follows the Center for Disease Control's recommendations for students with head lice:

Students diagnosed with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school; they can go home at the end of the day, be treated, and return to class after appropriate treatment has begun.

Log All Behavior Incidents into Tyler

Despite what you may have been told by your principal, it is district policy to log all offenses into Tyler, particularly Class 1 & 2 violations. Students who consistently violate Class 1 or 2 offenses can be bumped up to Class 3 under chronic misconduct and can then be suspended.

Late for Work?

Everyone is late to work occasionally, but don't make it a habit. Even if you are only a few minutes late, any pattern of tardiness can result in disciplinary measures by administration.

And if you are late, make sure you record accurately the time you arrive. Inaccurately timing in can result in immediate disciplinary consequences.

TIF - What is It?

Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, is a tax break that a city can give to developers to help communities restore their most run-down areas or jumpstart economically sluggish parts of town.