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Our benefits are fantastic!

At Metro Nashville Public Schools, we believe investing in our teachers is the best way to help them thrive, both personally and professionally. That’s why our benefits package is head and shoulders above many other districts. It’s designed with a teacher’s needs in mind, so you can pursue your passion with an abundance of support. (If viewing on a computer, hover your mouse over a box for more details.)

Top-notch health insurance

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Medical, dental, vision and hearing are bundled into one exceptional insurance package with an affordable biweekly premium (single: ~$152; family: ~$370)

State-of-the-art fitness center

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With a walking track, one-on-one coaching and 20+ weekday classes (yoga, Zumba, body sculpt, tai chi & more) — for you and spouse at no cost

Weight loss programs

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From 50% discounts on programs like WeightWatchers® to no-cost-to-you medical weight loss or weight loss surgery*

Exclusive health clinics

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Five locations, staffed by Vanderbilt Health providers, just for MNPS employees, retirees and their family members — services at no cost to you*

Maternity benefits


Benefits that support your family-building journey, from prenatal care and delivery to breastfeeding support and maternal mental health — most available at no cost to you*

Fertility benefits


Coverage for every path to parenthood, including IVF and IUI, with an affordable cost-share*

$0 cost bundled care


Start-to-finish care by Vanderbilt Health for musculoskeletal pain/surgery, spine surgery, cochlear implants, kidney stones and substance use disorders, and more*

Health coaching

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Personalized, one-on-one support to help you lose weight, improve your nutrition, manage a chronic condition or make other health improvements

$50,000 in life insurance

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MNPS-paid (you can purchase more at group rates)

Tax-free childcare


Save on taxes for common expenses by enrolling in the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

Generous paid time off


Paid time off for holidays, vacation, personal, sick and religious days, professional development, in-service, and spring/summer/fall breaks

Pension plan


Recognized as one of the best managed pension plans in the country

Mental health & substance use counseling


In-person, virtual, inpatient or outpatient care — you choose how and pay nothing*

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MNPS’s generous contribution helps your savings grow

Physical therapy, acupuncture & more


Our Employee Wellness Center offers no-cost physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture treatment*

Nutrition counseling


One-on-one virtual visits with a registered dietitian — at no cost to you — plus an app with recipes, meal plans, grocery discounts and more*

Disability insurance


This optional coverage continues a portion of your paycheck if you become disabled and can't work

Mindfulness apps


The popular Happify, iPrevail and Talkspace apps are available to you, courtesy of Cigna*

Chronic condition management

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Personalized, one-on-one support to help you reverse, manage or prevent diabetes, manage chronic pain, address gastrointestinal concerns, and more


You’re eligible for the benefits described on this page if you’re an active, full-time certificated employee regularly scheduled to work at least 18 hours per week. Many benefits and programs are also available to your eligible dependents. Some benefits and programs listed above require enrollment in the Certificated Employee Health Plan (also called the teacher's health plan), which bundles medical, dental, vision and hearing coverage.

* Available at no cost to you (unless otherwise noted) once you’re enrolled in the teacher’s health plan

This page provides highlights of MNPS’ certificated employee benefits program. It is not intended to include all benefit plan details. Complete details about how the plans work are included in the plan documents, which are available upon request. If there are differences between this information and the plan documents, the plan documents will govern the employee’s rights to benefits. This document does not constitute a contract or offer of employment. MNPS reserves the right to change or end any of the programs described in this brochure at any time. MNPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, and/or disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities, and provides access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.



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