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​A Colfax Marathon representative and the Kaiser Permanente Account Executive for BVSD, R.J. Almagro, present BVSD Governors Cup relay winners with checks for the charities of their choice!
BVSD took 2nd place in the Women's division and 5th place in the Public Schools division:

BVSD - $2000 for the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation

  • Jennifer Moeller
  • Kristin McLaurin
  • Emily Hill
  • Erika Morreale
  • Nazan Burson

Centaurus HS - $1000 for Centaurus HS

  • Pamela Borealis
  • Devin Rourke
  • Cara Omalley
  • Daniel Ryan
  • Kimberly Becker



Who is eligible for BVSD Benefits?
Employees working in a regular position, lasting longer than 90 days, assigned .5 FTE (20 hrs/week) or greater are eligible for benefits. 
Substitutes, community school building monitors, summer grounds workers, student workers, interns, extra-duty contracts, as needed positions, and PERA retirees are not benefit eligible.  Benefits start the first day of the month following the employee's first day of work.

New employees have 30 days, from their first day of work, to submit their insurance enrollment form into Human Resources, to elect enrollment in the health, dental and/or vision plans.
Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in EAP, LTD and Life Insurance.

Please pick up a Benefits Packet in Human Resources or you may review it online.

Information on Insurance Plans and Rates for 2017-2018



PERA 101 - Take the Mystery out of PERA

All BVSD employees are covered by the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). Knowing the basics about PERA goes a long way in understanding this important benefit and being able to plan for retirement. This session is meant to remove some of the mystery of retirement planning for younger workers although staff at any stage of career will gain a better understanding about how PERA works.

BVSD is hosting the following PERA 101 Information Session at the Ed Center, PDC Black Diamond Room. The same session will be presented on three different days:

Monday, October 16, 4:30 pm
Monday, October 23, 4:30 pm
Monday, November 27, 4:30pm

Please contact susana.cole@bvsd.org if you have any questions.


BVSD SMART courses this fall:

SMART 1 - Boulder High School
Starting September 12
8 Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Plus Saturday Retreat, October 28

SMART 1 - Fireside Elementary School
Starting September 13
8 Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Plus Saturday Retreat, October 7

PassageWorks' foundational SEL course, Creating Engaged Classrooms will be offered September 22-24 at Friends' School in Boulder.

School Leader Retreat for Principals and AP's
October  5-7 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland

Mindfulness Learning Community at Horizons K-8  -
Starting September 16
Once a month two hour meeting to help educators sustain a personal practice. This is open to anyone who has already learned the fundamentals of mindfulness through SMART or elsewhere.




Boulder Valley School District has partnered with DispatchHealth to provide you with an exciting new health benefit that is covered by our Cigna insurance plans.

On-Demand urgent care, in the comfort of your home, work or place of need!
DispatchHealth is bringing back the house call using board-certified doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and EMTs, equipped to treat a wide range of injuries and illnesses.  DispatchHealth brings the same healthcare providers you would see in your local Emergency Room right to your door.

By using DispatchHealth for non-emergency medical needs instead of going to the ER, you will receive significant out of pocket savings when compared to a typical ER visit based on our medical plans. You will also enjoy a more convenient and integrated healthcare experience AND you help keep our health care costs under control.

How they compare:

Average cost of an ER visit: $2200   VS   DispatchHealth visits are 8-10 times cheaper

Average time spent with a physician in the US: 15 minutes   VS   Average time with a DispatchHealth clinician:  45 minutes

Average time spent in an ER visit:  4 hours    VS   Average wait time a DispatchHealth visit:  1 hour

How it works:
- Request care - The DispatchHealth team provides care from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year, including holidays.

- Explain your symptoms - Their providers will triage your symptoms over the phone to understand what's wrong and get the right care en route. 

- Receive care in your home - On average, their mobile teams arrive within a hour.

- Rest easy - They will call in your prescriptions, update your family doctor, handle billing with your health insurance so you can focus on feeling better, faster.

Things they treat:
They are ER trained and equipped to treat anything an Urgent Care facility can plus more including: IV placement, IV fluids, splinting, stitches, rapid infectious disease testing (flue, strep, mono, RSV), on site advanced blood testing, eye infections, skin rashes, asthma, bronchitis, digestive issues, and much more.

It's that easy!
The right care, right place, right time.

Call:  303-500-1518

Click:  www.dispatchhealth.com

Tap:  Get the app on iTunes and Google Play


Jeanne Thrower Aguilar, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Benefits

Boulder Valley Care Network
Stephanie Grant, Nurse Care Coach
Web:   www.mybvcn.org             ​

Susana Cole Benefits Specialist
susana.aguirre@bvsd.org                                      ​


  Member Services     303-338-3800​

Karen Bright, Workers' Compensation Specialist    
karen.bright@bvsd.org ​


    Member Services 800-244-6224

​Holly Ford, Benefits Technician