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Table 4.    Percentage of public school districts that offered various benefits to teachers, by state: 2007–08
 
  General medical insurance           Retirement plan1       Housing, housing subsidies, or rent assistance          
State   Dental insurance   Group life insurance   Defined- benefit   Defined- contribution   Tuition reimbursement     Subsidized meals   Subsidized transportation  
United States  98.0   85.2   80.0   83.0   65.9   44.6   3.4   3.8   2.9  
                                     
Alabama  99.3   97.7   80.2   98.1   70.8   20.0   1.2 ! 1.9   0.9  
Alaska  100.0   100.0   89.2   92.9   74.0   41.2   37.8   11.2   13.8  
Arizona  97.2   88.6   72.5   61.2   67.5   58.9   10.6   7.3 ! 1.7 !
Arkansas  87.9   80.8   76.7   85.4   72.7   21.2   1.7 ! 2.6 ! 4.4 !
California  99.9   100.0   61.3   85.2   54.5   20.4 ! 1.3 ! 0.8 ! 1.4 !
                                     
Colorado  100.0   86.0   93.0   86.4   74.7   35.6   17.3 ! 14.3 ! #  
Connecticut  100.0   100.0   94.5   74.9   70.5   67.4   0.7   0.7   1.3  
Delaware  96.4   96.4   96.4   96.9   83.3   83.5   #   #   #  
District of Columbia  100.0   100.0   70.1   80.6   100.0   55.2   #   14.9 ! 31.2 !
Florida  98.8   92.6   97.5   95.1   74.8   30.7   4.9   #   4.9  
                                     
Georgia  100.0   99.1   99.0   89.0   78.5   17.4   1.4 ! #   #  
Hawaii  100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   #   #   100.0   #   #  
Idaho  100.0   96.8   92.7   91.9   81.3   54.4   8.6   4.2 ! 2.2  
Illinois  93.4   79.2   86.6   74.9   60.3   68.8   0.1 ! 1.5 ! 1.6 !
Indiana  100.0   81.8   99.5   87.5   84.9   25.2   #   0.9 ! 1.2 !
                                     
Iowa  100.0   61.9   84.5   74.3   52.0   14.3   0.4   0.4   5.1 !
Kansas  99.6   84.9   77.8   70.1   63.2   48.1   #   6.3   11.0  
Kentucky  98.9   77.1   97.4   94.0   68.8   23.1   #   5.1 ! 5.1 !
Louisiana  100.0   94.7   100.0   93.6   66.4   93.3   2.0 ! 13.5   2.0 !
Maine  100.0   69.7   54.2   75.5   49.3   99.2   #   1.3   3.0  
                                     
Maryland  100.0   100.0   96.0   100.0   65.5   100.0   8.8   #   #  
Massachusetts  100.0   76.8   96.7   90.7   62.4   78.0   #   #   0.4  
Michigan  100.0   100.0   90.9   70.8   63.5   44.9   #   0.5 ! 0.5  
Minnesota  98.5   60.6   89.7   82.4   84.3   15.6   #   7.1 ! 2.1 !
Mississippi  98.6   80.0   95.9   94.3   68.3   6.1   1.4 ! 0.8 ! 1.5 !
                                     
Missouri  94.9   66.3   85.5   93.6   66.4   44.5   #   8.1 ! 0.9  
Montana  82.2   57.9   53.1   78.8   43.9   10.2   7.4 ! 12.6   5.8  
Nebraska  97.8   97.9   50.9   85.9   51.9   12.3   1.4 ! 4.7 ! 2.1 !
Nevada  100.0   100.0   93.7   93.7   93.7   19.0   31.2   #   #  
New Hampshire  96.8   89.3   79.6   92.3   67.8   96.8   #   #   #  
                                     
New Jersey  100.0   97.5   61.2   78.9   56.9   92.6   #   #   0.4 !
New Mexico  100.0   96.4   100.0   95.6   65.5   50.0   18.0   1.4   2.2  
New York  100.0   89.0   50.7   79.6   79.0   29.8   3.9 ! 1.7 ! 1.2 !
North Carolina  96.9   81.5   65.9   84.4   81.3   68.7   1.1 ! #   0.7  
North Dakota  92.8   27.0   44.5   73.8   61.0   43.1   6.2 ! 18.6   9.8  
                                     
Ohio  97.6   94.9   93.0   88.9   65.0   69.7   #   2.1 ! 4.5 !
Oklahoma  97.9   72.2   73.7   82.5   65.2   22.5   4.9   11.5   8.0  
Oregon  100.0   100.0   62.7   90.0   71.8   85.1   0.6 ! 7.4 ! 8.1  
Pennsylvania  100.0   100.0   93.8   90.3   65.1   88.8   #   3.8 ! 4.4 !
Rhode Island  100.0   100.0   85.9   79.4   68.9   46.0   #   #   #  
                                     
South Carolina  100.0   100.0   100.0   99.1   86.2   43.4   5.1   #   1.6  
South Dakota  97.2   80.3   88.6   80.9   57.9   33.5   9.9 ! 5.0 ! 4.7 !
Tennessee  100.0   91.1   79.7   100.0   47.0   13.2   #   #   #  
Texas  97.7   70.8   80.1   78.4   60.7   13.6   10.8   7.8 ! 3.7 !
Utah  100.0   80.4   91.3   70.1   86.7   18.2   8.1   1.5   1.3  
                                     
Vermont  100.0   97.0   80.0   77.2   63.6   95.5   #   3.0 ! 3.0 !
Virginia  100.0   97.2   99.2   100.0   62.6   89.5   2.5 ! 0.5   2.0  
Washington  100.0   100.0   80.6   98.5   89.0   30.7   19.8 ! 0.9 ! 0.3  
West Virginia  98.3   78.6   96.6   95.2   98.4   73.9   1.6   3.6   #  
Wisconsin  100.0   98.7   93.9   92.7   68.8   47.0   0.6 ! #   2.7 !
Wyoming  100.0   86.9   96.2   88.6   70.8   51.7   19.9   #   7.2  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Districts can offer both defined-benefit and defined-contribution retirement plans. A defined-benefit retirement plan is a plan in which benefits are invested in a group trust fund which employees do not control. Benefits are based on a formula that takes into account employee's length of employment and earnings. Most state retirement plans are defined-benefit. A defined-contribution retirement plan is a plan where contributions are paid into an individually-controlled retirement account. Funds available at retirement depend on the nature of the investment andreturns. 403(b) plans are defined-contribution.
NOTE: The 2007–08 SASS sampled all districts in Florida, Hawaii, and Maryland. As a result of sampling, variance estimates for these states are always equal to zero and noted with a dagger (†).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007–08.


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