Substitute Information
Welcome to the Stafford Municipal School District. In Stafford schools, substitute employees are considered an important part of the educational process. The standards are high for employees in this district, and in their absence our substitute employees are expected to adhere to these same standards of excellence. We ask that while you are with us, you assume the same responsibilities and privileges as the regular members of the faculty. The role of a substitute employee is a great challenge - we appreciate your willingness to be a part of us.


Substitute Handbook-2018-2019


ACA FORMS: Due by October 5, 2018



Substitute Retirement Contributions
Stafford MSD does not contribute to Social Security Income. In lieu of Social Security Income contribution, SMSD established the 3121 FICA Alternative Compensation Plan in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. This plan is mandatory and provides for an Individual Retirement Account set up under the 3121 FICA Alternative Compensation Plan.

The investments in the 3121 FICA Alternative Plan are managed by the Region 10 Investment Advisory Committee and administered by JEM Resource Partners. Based on non full-time employment status, each pay period, 7.5% of pre-tax salary is automatically deducted from your paycheck and contributed to a 3121 account. All contributions are deposited into an account that is in the employee’s name (Individual Retirement Account).

3121 plans are intended to provide long-term investments designed to help you prepare for retirement in lieu of Social Security Income. As a result, withdrawals may be made from your 3121 plan only upon separation of employment with the District. If you withdraw your funds from your 3121 account, you cannot re-apply for employment with the District until the end of the twelfth month following the effective date of your distribution.

Please contact FFGA at 1-800-523-8422, If you have any questions regarding your automatic salary reduction or about specifications of the Stafford Municipal School District 3121 FICA Alternative Compensation Plan.