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    Benefits of Working at Seattle Public Schools

    Below is an overview of SPS employee benefits.

    Total Compensation

    SPS employees enjoy compensation that goes beyond salary—health, retirement, wellness services, sick and personal days, professional development. The total benefits for working at Seattle Public Schools includes competitive pay and access to help keep you and your family well. More information can be found on our Compensation and Salary Placement page.

    Health, Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Benefits

    Seattle Public Schools benefits are administered by the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) under the Employees Benefits Board (SEBB).

    Employees have a selection of medical, dental and vision plans, as well as other supplemental benefits options to enroll in. For more information on plans, premiums and supplemental coverage, please visit the Healthcare Authority website.

    Additional information can be found on the Benefits on Sprague Israel Giles Website (password to access is 'sps'). SIG is a third-party partner that manages the District's Benefits Helpline and can assist with any issues regarding enrollment or other benefits-related matters.

    Sick Leave

    Full-time SPS Employees earn one sick day per month (teachers' sick days are front loaded at the start of each school year).

    Hourly employees and subs earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.


    Employees who work 260+ days accrue vacation days per their collective bargaining agreements. Non-represented employees earn between 15-28 days vacation depending upon their job classification and years of service.

    Professional Development

    In Seattle Public Schools, we aspire to provide high quality professional development to affect teacher practice and student learning. Our professional development efforts provide support for teachers, school leaders, administrators and support staff to help them enhance student achievement and close the opportunity gap.

    Current employees can get more information on our Professional Development webpage (requires login)

    Employee Assistance Program

    The Employee Assistance Program offers free, confidential counseling and resources available to all Seattle Public Schools employees and their family members.

    Employee Assistance Program


    As a public employees, Seattle Public Schools employees are eligible for retirement benefits administered by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). For information about the process of retirement, please see Retirement.


    Other Benefits

    • Employee Discounts
    • Personal Days