Over the past two months, the district’s insurance committee has worked with our new benefits broker (Gallagher Benefit Services) to construct the best, most cost effective benefit plans possible. The meetings with the team from Gallagher have been vital, as there will be both changes to plan offerings as well as premium increases. To help you make sense of the changes and make the best possible decision for you and your family, Gallagher will have representatives in the district to explain the changes and run software-based cost scenarios. I would strongly recommend finding a date that works for you. These are “open lab” sessions, so simply show up at the location below and one of the Gallagher reps will be happy to assist you!

Aug. 20: 9:00-4:00 @ Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
Aug. 23: 9:00-4:00 @ High School Computer Lab
Sept. 4: 7:00-8:15 and 2:45-5:00 @ Deer Park Elementary Staff Lounge
Sept. 5: 7:00-8:15 and 2:45-5:00 @ Arcadia Computer Lab
Sept. 6: 7:00-8:15 and 2:45-5:00 @ High School Computer Lab

On Sept. 4, 5, & 6, after meetings wrap-up in the labs, Gallagher reps will visit the bus garage to meet with employees in that location starting around 8:30am.

Should anyone have difficulty getting to one of these sessions, please contact Rosanne Ronnfeldt in the District Office for information about setting up a meeting with a benefits counselor from Gallagher.

On Monday, August 26th, all certificated staff will meet at Deer Park High School for the first of our three training days for the 2013-14 school year. Coffee and pastries will be provided from 7:30 to 7:55 and our program will begin promptly at 8:00am in the DPHS theater. Lunch will be provided and we’ll wrap up at 3:25 in the theater.

Orientation Day is on Tuesday, August 27th at DPHS. An expanded benefits fair will take place from 7:00am to 8:00am (along with coffee and pastries); please plan to stop in and see what vendors have to offer this year! The “official” Orientation Day start time is 8:00am. We’ll be done with the program in the theater around 9:30am at which time staff will be released to spend the rest the day back in their regular buildings.