1. Will this package be offered next year?
The short answer is that I do not know. This is a School Board decision.
2. Does this paperwork mean that I should retire?
No, that is a personal decision. This is a stipend plan offered by the School Board to those who are retiring.
3. Why now, why not in April?
We need to plan staffing for next year. If positions are to be replaced, postings/hiring needs to be done.
4. Why such a short window to decide?
Per laws, we need to give everyone in the same class (qualifying age etc.) the same letter. In addition, we have no idea as to who may want to retire without paperwork.