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Updated Weather Alert: Early Release Today 1/22/18

Parents/Guardians and Staff:

All schools will release two hours early today as a result of the winter storm that is intensifying. All afternoon programs, including pre-school, early childhood, Kids' Safari and Bloomington Career and College Academy are cancelled. All after-school programs are cancelled.

The bus schedule will run as follows: 

  • Secondary Schools (middle and high school) will release at 12:37 p.m.
  • Elementary at 1:20 p.m.
  • Ridgeview at 1:30 p.m.
  • Hillcrest at 1:50 p.m. 

There will be no activity buses running after school today.

Evening building rentals are cancelled.  Activity Centers will close at 5 p.m.  

Tonight's School Board meeting has been cancelled.

Thank you,

Severe Weather Team
Bloomington Public Schools

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Critical Illness Insurance

ING Compass Critical Illness Insurance

All part-time and full-time employees are automatically covered by Critical Illness Insurance through ING. This benefit, recommended by the Labor Management Committee and approved by the School Board, is being paid through our self-insured medical insurance fund. This plan provides a one-time tax-free lump-sum benefit of $2000 payable upon diagnosis of pre-defined critical illnesses – cancer, heart attack, coronary artery bypass, stroke, kidney failure, major organ failure, paralysis or coma. If you experience one of these diagnosis, you will receive a check sent directly to your home, which can be used to help pay deductibles, prescriptions or whatever you wish.

The $2.18 monthly premium ($26.16 annually) is treated as income for tax and social security purposes. You will see this as a "LIFE INS" non-wage item of $13.08 two times a year (October 20 and March 20), since the payroll system does not allow this to be set up and taxed automatically. You may "opt-out" of this benefit by contacting  Mary Gorman in Human Resources at 952 681-6444.

Critial Illness is portable.  This means that if you terminate your employement with the district (resignation or retirement) you can convert the insurance to an individual plan.  Please contact Julie Hanson in HR if you want information on this benefit.  

How to Submit a Critical Illness Claim

  • Each claim will require three forms - one from the employee, one from the doctor and an employer form from the District.
  • To request claim forms, please contact Mary Gorman in HR (952 681-6444) or email
  • Once all forms are completed, they should be submitted to:

        VOYA Claims
         PO Box 320
         Minneapolis MN  55440

A claim check will be mailed to your home address upon approval of your claim.