Watauga County Schools Finance Department
The finance staff provides support regarding budgeting, accounting, and reporting. In addition, school finance provides oversight regarding school level budgets, federal grants management, and other finance related issues.
01 or 11 Sick Leave
03 or 13 Extended Sick Leave
04 or 14 Absence Without Deduction
05 or 15 Absence With Deduction
06 or 16 Personal Leave
07 or 17 Absence Without Pay
02 Voluntary Shared Leave
10 Child Involvement Leave
20 Annual Leave
22 Annual Leave for Catastrophic Illness
26 Personal Leave Day/Non Protected Day
28 Bonus Annual Leave
37 Teacher Assistant when Subbing
2022-23 Employer Rates
- Social Security remains at 7.65%
- Matching Retirement is at 24.50% (effective July 1, 2022)
- Hospitalization is at $7,397 per year
Rates for subs are as follows:
- Certified: $140 ($150.71 w/SS)
- Uncertified: $113 ($121.65 w/SS)
Also, for those managing federal budgets, the indirect cost rate this year is 8.0%.
2022-23 Local Supplements
0-4 years: $1,950
5-9 years: $2,135
10-14 years: $2,280
15-19 years: $2,430
20-24 years: $2,560
25+ years: $2,760
Notice of State Liability Insurance
Excess Professional Liability coverage is provided to all employees up to $1 million per occurrence with a $1 million aggregate.
Coverage for consultation with an attorney regarding violation of professional or employment related right is provided at $2,500 per claim, subject to a $5,000 aggregate per employee, per policy year.
Reasonable and necessary attorneys fees and costs incurred by an employee arising from a criminal proceeding alleging a criminal act was committed within the professional activities of an employee are covered up to $50,000. Employee must be found "not guilty" of all criminal charges.
Employees are encouraged to visit NC Public Schools online for a copy of the insurance contract.
Employees are encouraged to visit The North Carolina Professional Liability Website for information about this state-funded program and details on How to File a Claim.
Liability Insurance for Public School Employees is provided to all employees, including volunteers of public and charter schools. There is no enrollment process, nor is there a fee or premium charge to employees.
For additional information or questions, contact Eileen Townsend, NCDPI Chief of Insurance, at 919.807.3522 or email@example.com.