• Welcome to Galena Park Independent School District 

    Benefits For New Hires
    Galena Park I.S.D. is pleased to offer the following benefits to all benefit eligible employees:


    Eligible new hires must actively enroll or waive coverage within 31 days of your actively-at-work date (this is the first date of your contract).  Your actively-at-work date is the effective date of your contract.  If you fail to enroll or waive coverage during the 31-day grace period, you will not be eligible to enroll in benefits until you have a qualifying event or during the next Open Enrollment period in July 2022, whichever comes first.

    For new hires benefits, you have options for your effective date.  If you need benefits right away, you can choose your actively-at-work date (the first date of your contract) for medical, dental, vision and HSA. Please note our new plan year for the district is effective September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.

    How & When To Enroll
    You can enroll in benefits as soon as your "Hire Process" is complete. Staff from the Employee Benefits Department will contact you. 
    You must complete your enrollment within 31 days of your actively-at-work-date (this is the first date of your contract).

    Required Documents Needed:

    • Valid identification for all enrolled persons (State issued ID, Birth Certificate, Passport, etc.)
    • Social Security Card for all enrolled persons
    • Marriage Certificate for enrolled spouses (Common law and same gender are recognized)

     ⇒BY PHONE (After Your "Hire Process" is Complete)
    Your Employee Benefits Department is here to educate and help you sort through all of the useful information
    Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.  

    Contact Employee Benefits Department:
    Valerie Guajardo, Benefits Specialist                         (832) 386-1245       vguajardo@galenaparkisd.com
    Jenny Bernabe, Benefits Specialist                            (832) 386-1276       jbernabe@galenaparkisd.com

    Holli Sherrard, Director of Employee Benefits           (832) 386-1507       hsherrard@galenaparkisd.com
    General Email                                                                                                   benefits@galenaparkisd.com

    View and download the 2021-2022 New Hire Onboarding Presentation
    Click here to go to "2021-2022 Plan Information" for Benefits offerings