Full-Time Team Member Benefits Information

KIPP LA offers a competitive benefits package to support the work/life balance of  both teachers and non-instructional employees. All full-time regular employees are eligible for medical, dental, and vision. 

Medical Plans

KIPP LA offers 3 options for medical plans:

  • Kaiser HRA
  • Blue Shield of CA Trio
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA PPO

Dental Plan

  • Guardian Dental PPO

Vision Plan

  • VSP Vision

Life Insurance

All full-time regular employees receive a $50K life insurance policy through Guardian.

Voluntary Employee Benefits

Employees can elect to purchase the following voluntary plans:

  • Life and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Accident Insurance
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All employees have access to the KIPP LA EAP. The EAP offers counseling, help, resources, and tools in many areas, including: Adoption, Balancing Work & Family, Child & Elder Care, Education & Tuition Planning, Financial Planning, Health & Wellness, Legal Issues & Family Law, Retirement, Taxes & IRS.

401(k) Savings Plan sponsored by T. Rowe Price

KIPP LA Schools offers a graduated matching 401(k) Retirement Plan. We will match at the outlined rate if the employee meets or exceeds his or her contributions at the outlined rate:

  • Level 0: 100% up to 2% of compensation
  • Level 1: 100% up to 3% of compensation
  • Level 2: 100% up to 4% of compensation
  • Level 3+: 100% up to 6% of compensation

For eligible employees that DO participate in the California State Teachers Retirement System (“STRS”) and will be teaching at KIPP Los Angeles Preparatory, the matching formula will be as follows:

  • Level 0: No matching contribution
  • Level 1: 100% up to 1% of compensation
  • Level 2: 100% up to 2% of compensation
  • Level 3+: 100% up to 3% of compensation


Your contributions are always 100% vested. The matching contributions made by KIPP LA Schools are subject to the following vesting schedule:

Years of Service Vesting
1 25%
2 50%
3 100%


All full-time employees are eligible for the following paid holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Thursday and Friday before Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday-Friday)
  • Year-End Break


Employees accrue up to 10 days of paid vacation per year.

Sick Time

Employees accrue up to 8 days of paid sick time per year.

Jury Duty Time Off

Employees accrue up to 5 days of paid jury duty time off.

Bereavement Time Off

Employees will be granted up to 5 days of paid bereavement leave.

Employee Discount Benefits Program

Employees are offered discounts through 2 programs. KIPP LA has partnered with Working Advantage and Recreation Connection to provide all staff with exclusive discounts on everything from movie tickets and theme parks to sporting events.