With summer quickly approaching, you may be wondering how your pay is affected. Do you even get paid?

The answer is yes, and here’s how.

For 10-month teachers, their annual salary is paid throughout the year in 24 equal paychecks starting with the Aug. 20 paycheck and ending with the Aug. 5 paycheck.* Teachers receive paychecks year-round to ensure they receive summer medical benefits coverage as well as retirement service credit for a full 12 months.

The four summer paychecks (June 20, July 5, July 20 and Aug. 5*) are adjusted based on any pay differences that occur during the school year. This could include if you started later in the school year, received a pay raise (including the across-the-board pay raise that went into effect Q2 of the 2020–21 school year) or reclassification, or were on leave without pay for part of the year, then your summer amount would be impacted. The July 20 paycheck also reflects the change in cost for health plan coverage. For these reasons and more, summer pay could be less or more than your last regular paycheck (June 5*) of the school year. For more information on how summer pay is calculated, refer to p. 53 of the Standards of Practice 1000 Series.

If you happen to resign before the end of the school year, a proration calculation will occur and you will still get some of the pay that would normally be paid in the summer. If you resign from employment prior to the end of the school year, you will receive the remaining pay in one lump sum (School Code #5112). If you resign after the last day of school, you have the option to receive the rest of the regular summer payments or a lump sum. The payment will be issued in the pay period following the DOE’s receipt of an official Form 5 stating separation from service. Please note that resignation will impact health benefits coverage in the summer and retirement credit.

For questions about pay, review these FAQs by the HIDOE Office of Fiscal Services Operations Section or submit an online Payroll Help Desk form for assistance.

Charter school teachers should contact their personnel or payroll staff for assistance.

*Note: The payroll cycle for multi-track teachers is different with the first paycheck of the school year on July 20. The four summer paychecks in this cycle would be May 20, June 5, June 20 and July 5.

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