The Hall County Board of Education has approved the immediate implementation of an Employee Assistance Program through Symetra for all school district employees.
Staff members and their families will be able to take advantage of up to five free professional consultations each year with a counselor, financial advisor or attorney. These consultations could be over the phone or in person visits. Legal and financial advisors may assist employees in estate planning, tax matters, or guardianship issues, among many others.
Wills may be prepared at a discounted rate of $14.99.
"As the second largest employer in Hall County, I am pleased that our school district will begin to offer some assistance to members of our staff and their families who may be suffering a hardship," said Mark Pettitt, Board of Education member.
Hall County Schools District Human Resources staff were able to obtain these benefits for our employees at no additional cost to employees or the taxpayer.
"Hall County Schools strives each day to be the most caring place on Earth. I am hopeful that this initiative will aid those who may be hurting," Pettitt said.
More information on the Employee Assistance Program can be found on the district's website.