Current beginning salary for a certified teacher
B.S. Degree, Step 0 $45,000
M.S. Degree, Step 0 $47,338
ED.S. Degree, Step 0 $50,311
Garden City USD 457 offers a competitive salary schedule based upon education and experience. Supplemental pay is given to teachers who take on additional responsibilities such as coaching, club sponsor, academic department head, curriculum writing, and other assignments.
Benefits offered through IRC Section 125 "Cafeteria" Fringe Benefit Plan:
Health Insurance-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
(single membership paid by the district)
Group Term Life Insurance, not to exceed $50,000
Cancer/Dread Disease Insurance
Garden City USD 457's leave policy for employees include sick leave and personal leave. All teachers on regular contracts begin the school year with ten days of emergency leave and two days of personal leave. Emergency leave is accruable from year to year up to a maximum of 100 days for teachers on a regular contract. An illness and disability bank is available to eligible teachers for use in case of extended illness or injury in qualifying circumstances.
Employees participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement Plan (KPERS) and the Federal Social Security Plan.
Benefit Package Highlight
$1,000 signing bonus
Health and dental insurance
Free wellness screenings and flu shots
$1,200 annual matching contribution to retirement savings plan
Paid emergency and personal leave days
Free access to health coaching, mental health counseling, financial management services, and reduced-cost legal services through New Directions Employee Assistance Plan
Experienced teachers are paid for all years of accredited experience and educational attainment and are allowed to bring in up to 10 days of sick leave from their former school district.