Twitter Smugmug BlogIconMarch 6, 2014
Phone Voice mails/Out of Office

As we prepare for Spring Break, please make sure all phone messages and out of office emails reflect current information concerning days off and returning dates for your campus or department.

Campus principals need to make sure that the main campus voice mail message reflects pertinent information for your campus.

In This Issue
Phone Voice mails/Out of Office
Daylight Saving Time
Spring Break
Coming Soon: Employee Wellness Program
TRS-ActiveCare Changes
Employee Discounts

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Cherie Wagoner, Birdville Elementary principal, was recently selected as a finalist for the 2014 National Distinguished Principal (NDP) Award. Members of the State Selection Site-Visit Team will visit her school during the next few weeks. The winner will be announced at the summer conference in June.


Congratulations to Gina Bergman, BISD's 2013 Middle School Teacher of the Year from Watauga Middle School, for being honored with the Jack Harvey Award by Weatherford College.


BISD's Communications Department won a best of category award at the Texas School Public Relations Association convention in Austin. The department received best of category on the design of the district's Curriculum Management Plan.

Recent TRS-ActiveCare Changes
In February, TRS Trustees awarded a new health plan administrator contract for TRS-ActiveCare to Aetna and a new pharmacy benefit manager contract for TRS-ActiveCare to CVS Caremark. This followed a competitive procurement process conducted by TRS staff and consultants. More details will be provided to TRS-ActiveCare participants and employers well before new contracts become effective on Sept. 1, 2014. Current and future vendors are cooperating to ensure a smooth transition.

TRS-ActiveCare is a self-funded program, not an insured plan. Rates and benefits are not determined by the vendors administering the program. The 2014-15 plan year rates and benefits will be established by TRS trustees at their June 5-6 meeting based on the claims experience of the plan. There will not be a spring enrollment as in past years. Open enrollment for the 2014-15 plan year will be held in August 2014. 

The Communications Department publishes the employee newsletter "e-nlightened" each week so staff can keep in touch with what is going on across the district. Email your pictures and a brief description to Communications and we will include them as space permits.