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Welcome to Forney ISD

We are so happy you've decided to join our #ForneyFamily. This page provides information to help make a smooth transition. 

New Employee Orientation

Teacher Orientation

New Teacher Week is July 24-28, 2023, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  While you may be dismissed prior to 5 pm on some days, please make arrangements to be ready to go at 8am and stay until 5 pm.  There will be instructions to sign in each day so that we can accurately record your session attendance and credit your days. If you will be unable to attend any part of New Teacher Orientation, please communicate your conflict to your principal/supervisor and then complete a form which can be accessed by clicking here. While efforts will be made to help those who have to miss part of new teacher week get "caught up,"  formal, complete make-up sessions are not being provided.  Absences will result in a reduction in overall pay. 

Please check back to this page periodically for updates as to where to report.

New Paraprofessionals

New paraprofessionals (classroom, instructional, and special education aides) should report directly to their assigned campus on Monday, July 24 unless directed otherwise by their campus administration.  8 am will be a workable time unless the campus administration has communicated a different time.  Campus staff members will be able to inform new paraprofessionals regarding training activities.


Forney ISD's benefit plan year runs from September 1 - August 31. If you are joining our team in the summer when our benefit year is starting over, your enrollment can be confusing. Below is a quick guide to completing your enrollment quickly and easily. 

If you are covered through August 31 by another district/employer... 

    • will only need to enroll during annual open enrollment, but can only do so after July 27,2023.
    • You will be able to enroll online at If you need help, our broker, Gentry Financial Services, is available at 903-939-8133.

If you are not scheduled to have benefit coverage from another school district through August 31, or otherwise need coverage prior to September 1...

    • may need to enroll for the end of the 2022-2023 benefit year.  You can find an overview of our current plans and enroll online using
    • To arrange for benefits through Forney ISD for June-August of 2023, email Mary Mccoy (  You will need to complete enrollment within 31 days of your first official day of employment.
    • Need help? Our third party administrator, Gentry Financial Services, is available at 903-939-8133.

Please note that some software systems require manual updates and/or syncing with employee databases in overnight processes.  It may be a few days after new employees complete their contract or letter of reasonable assurance before they can actually set up online accounts.

Employee Handbook

Once you've completed your technology setup, you will be able to access the current Employee Handbook via Shared Drives on Google Drive.  An updated handbook is typically published in late July or early August with additional communications being provided to employees regarding any significant changes.

Technology Access

Once you've completed all the required paperwork and the HR staff has you entered into our software systems, you will be able to set up your district technology accounts.  Instructions for setting up your technology access will be provided when all necessary set up has been completed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Salary and Compensation

Q. I am supposed to receive a stipend for extra duties. When will I see my stipends added to my set up in the Frontline Employee Service Center?

A. Extra duty stipends are typically added to an employee's set up in Frontine between August 15 and September 15. This allows compenstion to start with September checks.

Updated:  April 1, 2023