CCSA Answers: How will the reduced school year impact staff retirement at charter schools?
October 28, 2011
Question: I understand that the CDE has ruled that charter schools may reduce their instructional year from a mandatory 175 days to a mandatory 170 days. How will the reduced school year impact staff retirement?
Answer: As employers, charter schools determine the service year for employees; it is not determined by a minimum number of instructional days. If there is an accompanying reduction in salary, the contribution rate will vary and will have an impact on future retirement benefits. This will vary by individual and is an issue HR departments and administrators need to be prepared to discuss.