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Status Changes

The school system maintains personnel records that are vital to you as an employee.  If information in your records is not correct, it is your responsibility to notify the Human Resource Department of the changes that need to be made.

Salary Schedules

Salary schedules are published in the PSE and CEA bargaining agreements and board resolution #222405 for non-represented employees.

Pay Day

The School Board will pay all employees on the last banking day of each month unless otherwise determined.

All payroll will be electronically deposited in a bank/credit union as specified by the employee. In cases of beginning or ending employees, or under other pre-approved circumstances, the payroll will be paid by check.  Checks or deposit advices will be sent directly to the employee at the work place or to the address on file in the payroll department.

Payroll Deductions

It is the policy of the School Board to deduct Federal and State taxes and the employee’s part of social security. The employee may choose to deduct professional dues, United Way or other approved scholarship contributions.  Contact the Payroll Department for a list of other types of insurances and TSA’s that can be processed as a voluntary payroll deduction but are not endorsed by the Crescent School Board.


Beginning 1/1/2020, health insurance is offered through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) for employees working more than 630 annual hours.  Prior to 12/31/2019 the District offers employees vision and dental insurance for all employees who work at least 10 hours per week, and medical plans are optional.  A term life insurance plan is provided through Premera and subsequently trough SEBB.  Additional Optional Life Insurance may be purchased through a voluntary payroll deduction.


The School Board, as a part of the salary package for eligible employees, participates in the state program of retirement benefits under the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). 

Other Benefits Available:

Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan

Crescent School District Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan provides you with the opportunity to save for retirement on a tax-advantage basis. This Plan is a type of qualified plan commonly referred to as a 403(b) plan or TSA (Tax Sheltered Annuity). The Plan is available to all eligible employees. As a participant under the Plan, you may elect to reduce your compensation by a specific amount and have that amount contributed to the Plan as a salary deferral. For information about the Plan and how you can participate, please contact Human Resources.

Deferred Compensation

An employee may elect to sign up for Deferred Compensation, managed by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).  Please see the business office for details.

Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Cancer Insurance

If interested, please inquire in the business office.