COVID-19 Vaccine Stipend

With the safety and well-being of staff and students in mind, Longview ISD is offering a one-time stipend of $1,000 to district employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To receive the one-time stipend, employees should fill out the vaccination stipend form and submit proof of vaccination (COVID vaccination card, ImmTrac2 printout or written confirmation from the employee’s medical provider) by Nov. 1, 2021.

Participation in the vaccine stipend is entirely voluntary and based on the employees’ personal preferences.

A one-time COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Stipend shall be issued to all eligible Longview ISD employees who provide proof of full vaccination by Nov. 1, 2021, and remain employed with the district through the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year.

For more details please refer to the board resolution approved during the Sept. 13th regular meeting here: 09132021-LISD board minutes (excerpt

How to provide proof of vaccination

Employees with a Skyward login:

Please login to your employee Skyward account at lisd.org/finance and follow the prompts to complete your vaccination information. If you need help, please download the step-by-step instructions here


 

Other eligible Employees or LISD contractors:

Please visit lisd.org/CovidVaccination and fill out the form completely, then click the "Submit" button.
 

Not sure how to scan your vaccine info?

Additional assistance is provided in these videos:

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How to scan from your phone. How to scan from your copier.
  

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the stipend program?
All LISD, ETAA, TCIS and LEAP full time or part-time employees including transportation, maintenance, food service, and security personnel. In addition, anyone who serves an educational need for the district who is not an LISD employee. 

What if I got my vaccine months ago?
You can participate in the vaccine stipend program as long as you are fully vaccinated and can provide proof by Nov. 1 regardless of when you first received the vaccine.

What if I have only received one shot?
If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated. If you have only received the first shot for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, you have until Nov. 1 to get the second shot and obtain proof that you are fully vaccinated.

I can’t find my card! How do I get proof I am vaccinated?
First, try the doctor, hospital or location where you received your vaccination. Walgreens or CVS keep records of vaccines administered at their locations.

For those who received the vaccination at one of the mass vaccination clinics, the Texas Immunization Registry—run by the Texas Department of State Health Services—can provide a printout of the COVID vaccination record. To request a copy of immunization records for a person over 18 years of age, complete and submit (by fax or mail) an ImmTrac2 Adult Consent Form (F11-13366) and an Authorization to Release ImmTrac2 History Form (F11-11406).

Need more information on ImmTrac2?
Call: (800) 252-9152
Fax: 512-776-7790
E-mail: ImmTrac2@dshs.texas.gov
Write to:
Texas Department of State Health Services
DSHS Immunization Unit
MC 1946, PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Can I still participate if I haven’t been vaccinated yet?
The opportunity to receive the stipend will be available until November 1. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot to be considered fully vaccinated. Those receiving the Pfizer or Moderna must have the 2 shot series completed by November 1 to be considered fully vaccinated.

Where can I get the vaccine?
Longview ISD will host multiple vaccination clinics throughout the school year, including varsity home football and volleyball games this season. For more information about these events, please contact LISD Lead Nurse Ms. Kimberly Dans at 903-663-7191. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you visit nethealthcovid19.org or vaccines.gov

Are the vaccines safe?
Millions of people in the United States, and hundreds of current LISD employees, have safely received one of the available COVID-19 vaccines. For more information about vaccine safety, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html.

What if I don’t want to get the vaccine?
Getting the vaccine and participation in the vaccine stipend program are entirely voluntary; however, only employees who submit proof of being fully vaccinated will be eligible to receive the $1,000 stipend.

How will I know that I got the stipend?
The stipend will be marked on the employee’s statement of earnings as a one-time payment for Vaccination Stipend.

Will the stipend be taxed?
Yes, federal withholding and Medicare (if applicable) will be deducted. The federal withholding deduction will depend on the employees' W4 forms and their earnings. The stipend is not eligible for TRS earnings.

Are substitutes eligible for the stipend?
Yes, this stipend is for ALL LISD employees, this includes various staffers who are contracted through Southeast Services Corporation (SSC) or the Texas Workforce Center (TWC). If you are uncertain of your status as an LISD employee, please contact the Human Resources department at 903-381-2200

What if I have questions about the stipend?
If you have questions about the vaccine stipend program for staff, please send them to ask@lisd.org

Can I send my vaccination information in an email?
No, you must submit it online through the processes outlined above. Emailed vaccine information does not count as an application for this stipend.  

Is a new employee eligible if they were vaccinated prior to working at Longview ISD?
Yes, all current benefits eligible employees can submit for the vaccine stipend if you are vaccinated by November 1.   

I am a teacher from another country and was vaccinated there, will my vaccination card be accepted for the vaccine stipend?
Yes, please fill out the vaccine stipend application and submit your proof of vaccination.

 

For more information about this program please email ask@lisd.org