Employee Benefits Summary

  • Employees may be eligible for the following benefits.  Please refer to the corresponding collective bargaining agreement and/or your individual employment contract for eligibility.  Click on the link provided for more information:

    • Medical Insurance - Medical insurance is provided through VEHI and administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT.  
      • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Employees eligible for medical insurance under the district's plan are also eligible to participate in a Flexible spending account for both healthcare and/or dependent care.
      • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) - The HRA is available to employees who choose to participate in a VEHI Plan; the HSA must be paired with the Silver CDHP plan.  Information about the HRA and HSA options can found on our medical insurance page. 
    • Dental Insurance - EWSD offers a self-insured dental program that is administered by Northeast Delta Dental.
    • Life Insurance - Term life insurance is available to eligible employees through UNUM.
    • Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) - LTD benefits are provided through Mutual of Omaha for eligible employees.
    • Retirement Savings - Provided through the Vermont State Teacher Retirement Services, administered by Prudential.
    • Leave Benefits - Eligible employees receive generous paid leave benefits from the District such as sick, family, personal, and bereavement leave.  Paid vacation and holidays are also available to select groups of employees.  Please refer to the corresponding master agreement for more information about the leave benefits available.
    • Professional Development Funds (Tuition Reimbursement) - Eligible EWSD employees have access to funds to increase their knowledge and professional growth. This program is administered through an on-line platform. (You must be logged in to view this page.) Please refer to the corresponding master agreement for more information about the benefit amount, covered expenses, requirements and other limitations.

    The following benefits are provided to all regular full-time or part-time employees of the district.  You can access more information about these benefits here.  (You must be logged into our website as an employee this page):

    • Wellness Benefits - EWSD offers a variety of Healthy lifestyle incentives for employees.  These include, but are not limited to, discounts at fitness centers, fitness facilities on campus, on-site fitness classes, and access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
    • Employee Discounts - Employees of the EWSD are eligible for a number of cooporate discounts just for being an employee of the District.  Participating companies included, but are not limited to, Verizon, AT&T, Apple, Hickock & Boardman, Liberty Mutual, Mortgage Financial.
    • Program Access - As an employee of a school district, you may also qualify for additional programs designed specifically for educational institutions such as UVM Library Card, Troops for Teachers, access to One Credit Union, and federal student aid.

    Completed forms should be submitted to Human Resources at: Essex Westford School District, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Park Street, Essex Jct., VT 05452.


  • Questions? Contact EWSD's Benefits Administrator Sandy Emery at semery@ewsd.org, or call (802) 857-7048. 

Employee Benefit Forms