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smartschoolsplus created the Phased Retirement Program in 2002 to benefit school districts and their employees who reach normal retirement eligibility through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

This innovative program was developed by former educators for school district employees. Teachers and other school district personnel can enjoy full retirement benefits, while continuing to work at their schools as contract employees of smartschoolsplus.

It’s a seamless transition that allows retirees to earn more money, and allows schools to retain experienced people without having to pay for benefits.

  • Teacher and staff shortages
  • Tight budget restraints
  • Enhance employee morale
  • Retain experienced, skill workforce


"Smartschoolsplus has always treated me professionally. The opportunity to work with them eased my fears about preparing adequately for retirement. I love the program."

Mary Knutson
Media Specialist
South Valley Jr. High

smartschoolsplus has contract employees in the following Arizona school districts:

• Gilbert Public Schools
• Paradise Valley Unified
• Washington Elementary
• Deer Valley Unified
• Yuma Union High

... and many more