Staff Resources For All South Colonie District Employees
The Staff Resources provides a variety of resources and general information for all South Colonie employees such as benefits, payroll forms, Family Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, Capital Employees Assistance Program and more.
If you are unable to access any of the forms on this web page, please call the Department of Human Resources at (518) 869-3576 for assistance.
- District Health, Dental and Optical Insurance Information
- Employee Life Insurance Information
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement Information and Questions
- General Payroll Information
- Educators Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Policies and Information
- Resources For Teachers/Teaching Assistants/Administrators
- Resources For Support Staff
For questions and information on retirement issues such as benefits and loans, please do NOT call the South Colonie District Offices. Instead, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Administrators and retirees should contact the New York State Teachers Retirement System at (518) 447-2900 or 1-800-348-7298.
All other district employees and retirees should contact the New York State and Local Retirement System at (518) 474-7736 or 1-866-805-0990.
Tax Sheltered Annuities/403(b) Plan: South Colonie Schools makes available to all district employees through Omni a voluntary retirement savings TSA or 403(b) plan. You can enroll at any time. South Colonie employees can view the information here.
Educators Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an important benefit provided to you by your employer. EAP services are available to you and your dependents at no cost. These services include: professional counseling (individual, relationship, family), life coaching, depression screening, legal and financial referrals, workshops and trainings on personal and professional development topics, extensive online information and resources on wellness and mental health topics, and more.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family Medical Leave Act requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for a variety of reasons.
South Colonie Schools are committed to safeguarding the rights of all employees to a work environment that is free from all forms of sexual harassment. The Board of Education has approved the following policies regarding sexual harassment in the workplace:
District Policy on a Drug Free Workplace
South Colonie Schools has a Drug Free Workplace policy in effect in compliance with provisions of the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Universal Precautions & Bloodborne Pathogens for New Employees
Universal precautions are hygiene procedures used for blood and body fluids. All blood/body fluid is to be treated as contaminated regardless of its source and contact should be avoided. Barriers such as gloves are to be used to reduce the risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Each employee should obtain a Universal Precautions kit containing disposable gloves from their nurse to have available in case of a need.
The district employs about 500 teachers, 70 teaching assistants and 25 administrators at its five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and District Office.
The Teachers/Teaching Assistants/Administrators portion of the Human Resources Department web page provides a variety of resources for these staff members such as the teacher mentoring program, SCTA forms, inservice and professional development, child care leave and more.
South Colonie Teachers Association (SCTA) General Information
Teacher Mentoring Program
Research indicates that 30% of new teachers leave the profession during their first three years of service. Citing studies that demonstrate mentoring can foster a successful first year for a teacher, the New York State Education Department requires each school district to have a mentoring program in place. South Colonie was one of the early pioneers of this initiative establishing an active teacher mentoring program many years ago. More information about the program can be found here.
In-Service and Graduate Credit Information
Professional Development Information
Extra-Curricular Advisors and Coaching Position Information
The district employs more than 400 staff members who fit under the support staff category. Support staff includes bus drivers, office clerical help, custodial workers, food service workers, school monitors, occupational therapy assistants and school nurses who work in all of South Colonie’s schools and offices. This portion of the Human Resources Department web page provides a variety of resources for these staff members.