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Thinking about retiring?
If you are ready to start planning your retirement, we have gathered resources to guide you as you work towards this milestone. It is never too early to start planning for retirement or to familiarize yourself with the process.
Utilize district-provided financial planning through FinPath to help you reach your retirement goals.
Plan early with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)
TRS provides a 12-month countdown to retirement along with step-by-step instructions on what you will need to do at each step of the way. Attend a retirement benefit presentation to familiarize yourself with the benefits you will receive after retirement.
Understand your district benefits
Know which district benefits can be extended and which will terminate upon retirement using the Garland ISD Exit Grid.
When you know you're ready
Let Human Resources know you've made the decision to retire by submitting the PRS-30 Notice of Resignation or Retirement form.
Thank you for your service in GISD and public education. Find ways to maximize your benefits, stay involved with the district and connect with other retired teachers through local and state organizations.
Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas provides information on your pension benefits, employment after retirement and retiree health benefits.
Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA)
The Texas Retired Teachers Association is the only organization that works exclusively for TRS retirees. Learn the benefits of being a TRTA member and join online.
Garland Retired School Personnel (GRSP)
Become involved with the Garland Retired School Personnel, an affiliate of TRTA. Meet up with old friends and make new ones, with opportunities for service projects, informative programs, luncheons, meetings and field trips.
Volunteer with GISD
Use your experience and first-hand knowledge to continue supporting GISD students through volunteer opportunities. Whether reading to a student, weeding a school garden, or helping busy teachers with administrative tasks, our schools will welcome your expertise.
Become a substitute
Consider becoming a substitute teacher with GISD and continue to impact the lives of our students. TRS provides information on how your benefits could be impacted if you choose employment after retirement.