Can I receive credit in the Teachers' Retirement System for working at a charter school?
You may receive service credit for teaching at a charter school ONLY IF the charter school which employs you is a STRS participating employer.
To become a participating employer, a charter school must apply and by accepted by the Retirement System. Once it has become a participating STRS employer, the school may not terminate its affiliation with the System. Not every charter school elects to be a STRS participating employer. If you are unsure about a particular school, please check with STRS by calling 800-348-7298, Ext. 6075
If a charter school becomes a participating STRS employer after it has opened, employees of the school (as opposed to employees of the management company that runs the school) may receive credit for work performed prior to it becoming a participating STRS employer, provided the System receives all applicable employer and employee contributions.
Contact: STRS Member Benefits
Phone: 800-348-7298, Ext. 6075