Retirement Information

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Thinking about retirement? 

Retirement is a momentous milestone. It represents a life-long professional journey, dedication, and success. The Sioux City Community School District is committed to providing information, resources, and recognition for staff who wish to retire with the District. For more information and retirement forms, see below.  

Retirement – Certified Employees 

Certified staff must submit their intent to retire prior to signing their contract for the following school year. Certified employees must submit a Retirement Form to the human resources department for Board approval and notify their principal/supervisor. 

Board action to approve an employee’s application for retirement is final and such action constitutes non-renewal of the employee’s contract for the next school year.

Notice of Retirement Form

Retirement – Non-Certified Employees 

Non-certified staff who wish to retire should provide a two-week written notice to the human resources department. Non-certified employees must submit a Retirement Form to the human resources department for Board approval and notify their principal/supervisor. 

Early Retirement – Stipend Eligibility   

To be eligible for the early retirement stipend under Board Policy 432, employees must meet both requirements below: 

  • Be age 62 or older by the end of the fiscal year (June 30) 
  • Have at least twenty-five years of full-time service with the Sioux City Community School District 
  • Years of service will be calculated as of the end of the school year in which they are retiring 
  • A partial year of service will be given pro-rated credit 
  • Employees who worked part-time (not including temporary or substitute work) prior to becoming full-time will be given a partial year credit for part-time years worked 

The Notice for Early Retirement letter and Application must be completed and returned to the human resources department by January 15. Stipend amounts follow the schedule listed in Board Policy 432 and are based on the employee’s remaining sick day balance as of their last working day. 

Notice for Early Retirement Letter (432-E Form)

Application for Early Retirement Benefits (432-E(i) Form)

For more information, see Board Policy 432 – Early Retirement Benefits.

Learn more about IPERS and 403b Retirement Investments here

Insurance and Benefits 

Insurance and benefits for 10-month employees who complete the full school year will continue until August 31, those who retire mid-year will cease benefits at the end of the month in which they retire. 

Insurance and benefits for 12-month employees will cease benefits at the end of the month in which they retire.