Welcome to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools!
Our district employs more than 1,900 staff members, including 1,200 Teachers. We are the second largest employer in Orange County, after UNC Chapel Hill.
CHCCS has the lowest dropout rate in the state, one of the highest graduation rates, and the highest average SAT scores in North Carolina.
At the middle and high school levels, 100% of our classes are taught by Highly Qualified Teachers, and 99% of our elementary teachers carry that designation. 43% of of our teachers hold advanced degrees, and about 200 are National Board Certified.
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In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, public schools in North Carolina do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its policies, programs, activities, admissions, or employment.
Teachers' salaries are based on the North Carolina Teacher's salary schedule. Other employee schedules are developed in accordance with NC Department of Public Instruction's salary ranges. Licensure, degrees, and experience determine placement on the schedule.
Salary schedules from NCDPI
CHCCS offers local supplements for Certified and Classified employees based on years of service.
Teacher Local Supplement
Note: New teachers to the district can receive credit for up to 10 years of previous experience.
Classified Local Supplement
Our Benefits Package
Specific benefits are provided to full-time employees and those employed in an interim capacity for six or more months. ** Specific benefits are prorated to part-time employees of at least 20 hours per week.
- Membership in NC's Teacher and State Employee Retirement Program (Must be Full-Time or at least 30 hours per week)
- Hospitalization/Medical Coverage (must be Full-Time or at least 30 hours per week; employees must register or select coverage during initial employment)
- Sick Leave (** pro-rated to eligible part-time employees)
- Leaves of Absence
- Shared Leave Program
- Annual/Vacation Leave (** pro-rated to eligible part-time employees)
- Holidays (10-11 days for 10-month employees; 11-12 days for 12-month employees; pro-rated for part-time employees)
- Local Teaching or Administrative Supplement
- Local Longevity Pay (classified employees)
- State Longevity Pay
- Jury Duty or Military Leave (no loss of pay)
- Workers' Compensation
- Disability Income (requires one year's membership in retirement system)
- Death Benefit (requires one year's membership in retirement system)
- Liability Insurance
- Cafeteria Benefits Program Options
- Dental Insurance (purchased by the employee)
- Endowed Teaching Chairs
- Educator Extra-Credit Program
- Student Enrichment Grant Program
New teachers receive a 12% local supplement in addition to the appropriate state salary. The supplement is included in the monthly paycheck.
Newly employed teachers may receive a salary advance in the amount of $500, $1000, or $1500. This is an interest-free loan repaid in equal installments through payroll deduction. Salary advances will be available to newly employed teachers during the first week of employment. Teachers will be eligible for no more than one salary advance during the term of their employment or subsequent re-employment by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Several area apartment complexes offer no deposit and/or a reduced first month's rent for new teachers. Apartment groups include: Summit Properties, Autumn Woods, and University Lake Apartments. Applicants should request additional information from the Human Resources office.
Newly employed teachers with a clear credit rating will qualify for no deposit for both electricity and water.
SunTrust offers a free basic or interest checking account for teachers. Bank of America offers several home mortgage plans for teachers. The State Employees Credit Union offers several programs and incentives for teachers.
Discounts for Local Businesses
All teachers receive an "Educator's Extra Credit Card" which offers discounts to 40+ local businesses. The Educator's Extra Credit Card Program is sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation.
Novice Teacher Orientation
A three day paid orientation is provided for all beginning teachers prior to the opening of school. This program is designed to give new teachers a "head start" on the first year of teaching. Novice teachers receive 3 days of additional pay for their participation.
New Teacher Orientation
All newly employed teachers participate in a half-day district orientation as well as a half day benefits orientation. Experienced teachers have the option of participating in a district-wide support group for newly employed, experienced teachers.
New Teacher Support Groups
Beginning teachers participate in a support group, meeting monthly in teachers' classrooms focusing on issues/topics of significance to those new to the profession. Social events are also included.
The district offers a strong mentoring program with one-on-one mentors provided for all initially licensed teachers for the first 2 years of teaching. Mentors must participate in a mentor training program.
Peer Assistance and Review Program
In addition to the traditional mentoring program, the district also offers a Peer Assistance & Review program which provides three experienced teachers to work one on one with both beginning and experienced teachers requesting additional support.
Support for National Board Certification
Experienced teachers seeking National Board Certification may choose from several support options including school-based support groups, mentoring, and targeted help sessions.