Employee Benefits

DeSoto ISD is a school district with outstanding programs and facilities, but nothing says more about this school district than the people who work here. We continue to look for talented people to teach and support our students.

Overall Benefits

Annual DeSoto ISD Benefits Overview

Health Benefits

Medical - DeSoto ISD contributes $351 per month toward any plan selected by the employees. This is the State of Texas Health Insurance Plan and enhanced plans are available for employees and their families.

Workers' Comp Forms

 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Provided at no additional cost for employees/families. Monthly newsletters covering a variety of topics such as money management and health issues; as well as counseling, legal, and financial advice 

Employee Assistance Program Highlights

Wellness Program - DeSoto ISD provides a variety of activities free to all DeSoto ISD employees. The "Time Out" program offers opportunities for increased physical fitness and decreased mental stress. Some of the activities include team volleyball, bowling, golf, aerobics, and a walking/jogging unit. Periodic seminars are also offered on topics such as CPR and relieving stress.

Care Solace makes it easier for students, staff & their families to connect with mental health care resources and providers in the communities. Click here to learn more about Care Solace.

Employee Extras

New Teacher Orientation and Reception - The district provides information seminars and training for all employees new to the district. This will assure that our new team members have a smooth transition adjusting to their new district.

TxBess - Training is offered by the Region 10 Educational Service Center to give first-year employees up-to-date information on current trends in education. A mentor program is also available to assist teachers who are beginning a career in education.

Team Teaching - DeSoto ISD uses interdisciplinary teaming to provide students and teachers an opportunity to create a family environment.

Vertical/Horizontal Teaming - Communication between campuses is very important to assure that quality education becomes an ongoing process.

Technology - The Department of Technology Services exists to provide cutting-edge productivity tools for students, teachers, administrators, and district staff. The district maintains a robust Wide Area Network (WAN) that ensures Internet and e-mail connectivity to all campuses. Every day students and teachers engage in interactive teaching and learning by accessing the Internet, communicating via e-mail, and producing presentations that display the outcome of their efforts.

Technology opportunities include:

  • All classrooms have accessibility to local e-mail and Internet functions

  • Teacher desktop stations at all campuses

  • Electronic grade book/attendance - teachers use a uniform system of grade and attendance reporting which leads to more accurate records