GISD Employee Connection Blog

  • Open Enrollment for Voluntary Insurance Products (May 18-June 5)

    Posted by Granbury ISD on 5/14/2020

    Open enrollment for voluntary insurance products begins Monday, May 18 and will continue through Friday, June 5.

    This does not include TRS-Active Care medical insurance. That enrollment period will begin in July.

    Click here for all information.


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  • Employee Rights Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    Posted by GISD Human Resources on 4/7/2020

    Please see important information from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding Employee Rights Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

    Click here to see the flyer.


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  • Dependent Day Care Accounts

    Posted by GISD Human Resources on 4/6/2020

    From First Financial Adminstrators regarding Dependent Day Care Accounts.

    For questions, please contact HR benefits specialist Dianne Burns at


    On Tuesday, March 31, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that schools will be closed until May 4 statewide. Even prior to this announcement, we all have been adjusting to this new reality of self-quarantine and shelter-at-home restrictions that have eliminated the need or even possibility for childcare outside the home. Several employees have inquired about dropping their Dependent Care Accounts (DCA) given the current situation. Here are a few things you should know.

    • IRS officials have said that an election change may be permitted if a child is switched from a paid provider to “free care” (e.g., by yourself, a neighbor or relative) or no care (e.g., as a “latchkey” child).
    • No backup documentation is needed at this time. The reason for the change or request can simply be COVID-19.
    • If an employee returns to work any time within this plan year and wants to re-enroll at that time, they may do so.
    • If an employee drops DCA coverage and has funds remaining in the account, he or she still will be able to file a manual reimbursement claim for any eligible childcare expense, even after contributions are discontinued, as long as the childcare service was incurred during the plan year.
    • If you have a participant who needs to drop the plan, please make the change in your enrollment system or contact your First Financial representative for assistance.

    For more information about how we are responding to COVID-19, follow our blog on


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  • Full Day Pre-Kindergarten Open for Staff Children – Pre-Admission Now Open

    Posted by GISD Communications Office on 3/31/2020

    We are transitioning to the Emma Roberson Early Learning Academy as a full-day pre-kindergarten campus.  For the 2020-21 school year, full day PK for staff children may be at Emma Roberson or other elementary campuses. 

    This program is be open to GISD staff children who are four years old as of September 1, 2020. 

    Tuition will be $5,000 to be paid through semi-monthly payroll deduction (either over 10 or 12 months).  This fee includes breakfast and lunch to be served family style in groups as well as the Extended School Day Program (if necessary). 

    To reserve your spot, request an application from Anita Heiser at Emma Roberson and then return completed form by email (scan or picture) at  A $100 registration fee (by check only payable to Granbury ISD) will be due later. 

    If your student qualifies for PK, you DO NOT need to submit the $100 registration fee but may send a form to provide the school with your intent to enroll.  Eligibility qualifications are:

    • unable to speak and comprehend English, limited-English proficient (LEP); or
    • educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the national free or reduced price lunch program); or
    • homeless; or
    • child of an active military parent of the U.S. armed forces; or
    • child of a member of the U.S. armed forces injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
    • in foster care; or
    • child of peace officer, firefighter, or first responder injured or killed in the line of duty.
    • Pre-Admission is only for GISD staff children.

    Regular school enrollment paperwork will be required later.


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