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Benefits Overview

In everything Mead does, we have a passion to position our students for success now and in the future. We do this through a commitment to providing each student with an outstanding education, building and maintaining safe schools, and partnering with our community. In order to meet this commitment, we expect a lot from our employees. We expect our employees to come to work driven by a desire to succeed in their professional careers. To that end, the Mead School District actively seeks opportunities to remove barriers that negatively impact employee health, well-being, and morale. It’s just common sense that employees who are happy and successful in their personal lives will carry that energy and resolve into their professional careers and share that success with our students. Therefore, Mead School District employees have access to a variety of benefits including:

  • Paid Leave
  • Retirement Plans through the WA State Retirement System with
    • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP)
  • Voluntary 403b Plan Participation
  • Employee Discounts through a variety of local businesses
  • Managed-care and preferred-provider medical plans, all with: 
    • Routine preventive care covered 100% within network
    • Prescription drug benefits
    • Ambulance, emergency care, and hospital care
    • Mental health care
    • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
    • Chiropractic and massage care
  • Two managed-care dental plans
  • One preferred-provider dental plan
  • Group vision plans from up to three carriers
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Medical flexible spending arrangement (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees who choose the UMP High Deductible medical plan
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (VEBA) Plan for some bargaining groups