The FSSD provides its employee with a comprehensive benefits package. This package includes major medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance and disability income insurance. The employee may pay the premium to add family members to the major medical, dental and vision insurance. Part-time employees are not eligible for benefits.

  • Employee Navigator:   This is a link for employees to gain detailed information, including handbooks, provider information, phone numbers, claim forms, etc.


  • Major Medical Insurance:  Major medical insurance is provided through the State of Tennessee. The FSSD has a very competitive package, paying 100 percent of individual coverage and 65 percent of family coverage.
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Dismemberment
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Sick Leave: Employees receive 1 sick day for every month worked, with unlimited accumulation, as specified in board policy.
  • Sick Leave Bank: The Sick Leave Bank provides sick leave days to full-time contributors who have suffered an unplanned personal illness, injury, disability, or quarantine and whose personal sick leave is exhausted.
  • Personal Leave: Employees receive 2 personal days annually, which convert to sick leave if not used, as specified in board policy.
  • Bereavement Leave: Employees receive 3 bereavement days annually, as specified in board policy.
  • Vacation Leave: Eligible full-time employees who work 12 months receive 1 vacation day for every month worked, as specified in board policy.
  • Continuing Education Tuition Reimbursement:  The FSSD School Board recognizes the importance of continued education and budgets annually for tuition reimbursement of eligible full-time employees.
  • National Board Certification:  The district supports and encourages teachers to pursue National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. The district  provides financial support by granting an annual $4,000 supplement for the life of the certification (10 years), as well as covering the cost the application.
  • Retirement:  One of the most valuable benefits of employment is coverage under the State of Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS).  Employees are vested in the plan after five (5) years of service.
  • Retirement Planning with 403(b) and 457(b) Investments:  Employees who wish to participate in a 457(b)/403(b) designate a portion of their salary to contribute on a per pay basis. Contributions are pre-taxed and are automatically deducted from the employee’s payroll.
  • After Tax Retirement Planning with a Roth 403(b):  Contributions are made on an after-tax basis and are included in current taxable income.
  • Flexible Benefits Plan:  The FSSD pays 100% of the fees for a Flexible Benefits Plan to provide employees a means of paying medical-related insurance premiums, dependent care expenses, and out-of-pocket health, dental and vision expenses with PRE-TAX dollars. Eligible coverage includes:
    • Family Major Medical Insurance
    • Family Dental Insurance
    • Family Vision Insurance
    • Cancer Care Insurance
    • Critical Care Insurance
    • Accident Insurance
    • Dependent Care Spending
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement:  The Board recognizes the importance of continued education of its employees. A well–informed staff can only benefit student achievement. The Board will annually review the budgetary needs of the District and determine an amount to be used for continuing education tuition reimbursement for all eligible full-time employees. Reimbursement forms are available through the Employee Navigator online benefit system.
  • Tuition Waiver:  Tuition fees for children of employees residing outside the district boundaries but who attend FSSD schools, are waived for full-time employees. Part-time employees receive pro-rated tuition depending on the number of hours worked.
  • MAC Fee Reduction:  The FSSD’s Morning and Afternoon Care (MAC) program fees are reduced for employees by 50%. MAC employees receive a 100% discount.
  • Williamson County Recreation Complex Discount:  Williamson County Recreational Complexes offer discounted memberships to full-time (30 hours per week or more) employees and their families. The complexes include Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Hillsboro/Leiper’s Fork, Nolensville and Spring Hill. To receive an annual membership pass, each employee must provide verification of full-time employment at any of the complexes. Employment verification forms can be requested by email from the FSSD Human Resources Department.
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP):  Employees will receive EAP benefits if enrolled in a health plan offered by the State. The EAP is designed to maximize  health and effectiveness at home and at work.
  • Worker’s Compensation:  To provide guidelines for treatment of work related injuries or illnesses, continuation of pay and appropriate integration back into the workforce.
  • Benefits available for employee purchase through Payroll Deduction: The FSSD makes available a broad range of benefits that may be purchased by employees and paid through payroll deductions:
    •  Short-Term Disability Insurance
    • Cancer Care Insurance
    • Hospital Confinement Insurance
    • Accident Insurance
    • Critical Care Insurance 
    • Term Life Insurance
 Employee Insurance and Benefits
Katrina Wall, Benefits Coordinator
507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN  37064

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