New Licensed Employee

Welcome New Licensed Employees to School District 51!


1. Obtain Colorado Educator License from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Provide a copy of your educator license to Human Resources.  If you did not upload a copy of your active license in your application, please email a copy to [email protected] or bring with your new hire paperwork. You are required to hold a valid Colorado educator license to be employed as a teacher, special service provider or instructional administrator in School District 51. If you do not have a valid Colorado license, submit your application immediately. Log on to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) website for license application here:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have never been fingerprinted for a Colorado educator license, you must send your fingerprints to CBI for a fingerprint based criminal history check. The process can take several weeks, so it is important that you do this as soon as possible. For sample forms and more information, please click here: CDE Fingerprint Website

2. Official transcripts and Verifications of Employment (VOE).

You must submit official transcripts showing all conferred degrees.  Official transcripts uploaded with your application meet this requirement. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from your university to [email protected]

New SD51 licensed employees are awarded up to 15 years' experience for prior contracted K-12 school experience if obtained within the past 20 years.  If you are a teacher/counselor, please use the form linked here: Teacher/Counselor VOE Form, to send to your previous school districts.  If you are a Special Service Provider (other than a Counselor), please use the form linked here: SSP VOE Form, to send to your previous employers.  Verifications will only be accepted if sent back by the representing official of the school district/previous employer.
Upon receipt of VOE forms, appropriate experience credit will be issued for placement on the salary schedule.                   

You will be paid on Step 0 until all Verifications of Employment and official transcripts are received. Link to Salary Schedules.

Transcripts and Verification of Employment (VOE) forms must be received by HR no later than September 31 to receive placement credit.

3. Sign your Contract and Complete your New Hire Paperwork.

Please allow 48 hours following your job offer to bring paperwork and additional documentation to Human Resources at 2115 Grand Ave.  Follow the link below to download, complete, and print new hire paperwork.

4. Obtain your District 51 computer login and email.

Call the Help Desk (970-254-5175) no sooner than 48 hours after you submit your completed new hire paperwork to Human Resources to receive your district login and password.

Then check out the D51 Teacher Resource Site.

5. Enroll in medical and other available benefits.
Review the benefits website and complete your online enrollment by following the instructions in your eligibility email.


Important Dates to Remember:

Click here:
Jump Start for new Novice Teachers - July 26 to August 

Click here:
Orientation for New Teachers -
July 29 to August 2


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