Human Resources

Human Resources

Ken Townsend | Executive Director

Kathy Benfield | Administrative Assistant

 

About

Avery County Schools is committed to attracting and employing professionals who will be role models for students and work with parents and community to deliver the best education possible.
 
Avery County Schools consist of ten schools: three innovative high schools (grades 9-12) combined at one location, two middle schools (grades 6-8), five elementary schools (grades Pre-K - 5) with approximately 2150 students, and approximately 400 employees.

 

 

Benefits

As an employee of Avery County Schools, you are entitled to certain benefits. For questions, refer to the State Benefits and Employment Policy Manual or contact the Human Resources Department.
 
State Benefits and Employment Policy Manual        

              
Full Time Employees (Not less than 30 hours weekly)

  • Sick Leave
  • Annual (vacation) Leave
  • Holidays
  • Personal Leave (Classroom Teachers and Media Specialists)
  • Educational Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Short-term Military Leave
  • Longevity
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Retirement  
  • Other (refer to Benefits Manual)

Part-Time Employees (More than 20 but less than 30 hours weekly)

  • Sick Leave
  • Annual (vacation) Leave
  • Holidays
  • Longevity
  • Short-term Military Leave
  • Life Insurance

 
Part-Time Temporary (Less than 20 hours weekly)

  • No benefits for part-time temporary.
 

Retirement

State Retirement Manual

The above link contains valuable retirement information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Human Resources Department.