EMPLOYEE CERTIFICATION INFORMATION:
All teachers and paraprofessional staff must be certified.
Please note: To apply for certification on ECOS, you must have created a TEAL account login.
INFORMATION REGARDING TESTING FOR TEACHERS:
As of September 1, 2018 all State Board Exams have a Limit of 5 exams, including all previous attempts before September 1, 2015. If you have exceeded your attempt limit, you may apply for a waiver from TEA. Waivers are most likely to be attained with proof of continuing education regarding the tested subject area.
If you are a teacher looking for certifcation for EC-6 please considering taking the entire exam, remember, each test sitting is counted.
INFORMATION FOR PARAPROFESSIONAL STAFF REGARDING CERTIFICATION:
All paraprofessional staff must complete PROJECT PARA to apply for certification from the school distirct. Please contact Ms. Melendez (432-229-1193) to set up a Project Para account for your use.
Please remember Region 18 offers plenty of resources for our staff members, some of which are free. Follow this link to their Calander of events, where you will learn about upcoming webinars and trainings. Region 18 also, on occasion, offers TEXES Test Prep Trainings. Follow the attached link for the most recent information: Region 18 TEXES.
Health Insurance is offered through TRS Activecare - Aetna.
If you need an Insurance card, Aetna offers an online navigation system for members.
If you are determining which plan best fits your needs, TRS provides a breakdown for each plan here:
Open enrollment for Health Insurance is only available during the beginning of the school year. Dates vary, but usually run form late July to early August. Special enrollment is only availble during special circumstances (birth of child, etc.). Please check with the buisness office for any questions.
If you are a new employee, you can enroll within 30 days of your hire date, please be sure to check with the business office to fill out all pertaining forms as soon as possible.
Corporate Contact Center: 1-800-872-3862
First Financial Administrators
First Fiancial offers all of our employee’s various benefit and compensation packages including 401K, Life Insurance, Vision, Dental, Disability and more. Please find the appropriate pages below and Branch Office to get more information on your benefits.
First Financial New Mexico Branch Office: 1-800-365-3860
Frank Martinez – email@example.com
Myrna Gomez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a vision provider? Use the link to find someone in your desired area, please be sure to select the following options:
1. Location (city of choice, ex. El Paso, TX)
2. Insurance through Employer
3. Superior Select Midwest
4. Miles from your desired location (ex. 20 miles)
You may also Log In to your account, or create a new account to re-print Insurance cards or for other needs you may have concerning your Vision Plan.
Follow the link and instructions below to find your dental provider through Ameritas.
1. Location (ex. El Paso, Tx)
2. Network (ex. PPO – The appropriate network selection can be found on the back of your Ameritas insurance card)
If you need to re-print an Ameritas Dental Insurance Card, pleas Log In to the Ameritas website to fulfill your request.
REQUEST A SERVICE RECORD
Please provide the following information if you are requesting a Serivce Record. We will contact you via email to ensure you requested the information. Please allow 10 business days for us to resolve your request. Thank you.