New Educators

New Educator Flyer 2017-2018 Contains critical and essential information for a successful start in PSD, including: 

  • Educator Orientation will be held August 10, 11 and 14 for all teachers and special service providers beginning employment with PSD in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Mentoring and Induction
  • Payroll, Benefits and Human Resources
  • Integrated Services (Special Education) Educator's Training
  • FAQ's for new hires


For specific dates on educator orientation for Early Childhood Licensed Teachers, please visit the Early Childhood web page here.

Please complete the following mandatory steps:

1. Licensed Employment Information: You will receive an email from Human Resources to the address listed in our application system within a week of being hired. It will include information about your assignment. 

2Background Check:  Complete the PSD-required  background check online through Sterling Background Check Company (via this link - you are responsible for the fee associated with the background check). You must complete this background check before submitting new hire/payroll paperwork.

3. Submit the following to Human Resources/Payroll:

  • Colorado Teaching or Special Services License - Provide a copy of your educator license or an application receipt. If you do not have a valid Colorado educator license, submit your application immediately. Depending on the time of year, it can take a month or more for processing of licenses, so apply as quickly as you can. Log on to the  Colorado Department of Education (CDE) website for license  application and additional information. 
  • Original official transcripts: PSD does not require applicants to submit transcripts as a part of the application process. You must submit original, official transcripts showing all conferred degrees to Human Resources by:
    official electronic transcripts from your university securely emailed to or
    original official hardcopies mailed to Karen Keller-Boyne 2407 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Content exam results:  Please submit copies of your content exam results (PLACE, PRAXIS, etc.)
  • New Hire/Payroll Paperwork:  Download, complete, print, and submit  new hire/payroll paperwork in person to the address below.
    Detailed instructions for completing the I-9 form (English)
    Detailed instructions for completing the I-9 form (Spanish) 

Printed packets are available at the same address.  You may also submit other documents listed above to start your employment at this time. If you wish to complete your paperwork here in the office, please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to closing.  When you submit this paperwork, your photo will be taken for your employee dentification/access badge.  You must bring:
                      - driver's license or state-issued photo ID card AND
                       - social security card OR original birt certificate
                         (or certified copy of birth certificate) OR current US passport or certificate of US citizenship AND
                       - voided check or savings deposit slip for mandatory direct deposit

4PSD Email: After your paperwork has been processed, a welcome letter with your employee ID number and new PSD email address will be sent to you at the email address you listed on your new hire/payroll paperwork.This letter will provide you with instructions and a link to activate your PSD email account.

5. Salary Placement: Placement on the salary schedule is determined by education and experience.  

  • Education "Lane"- Transcripts
    New PSD licensed employees are initially placed at the "lane" corresponding to the highest degree for  which we have received original, official transcripts conferring the degree.  For lane movement for additional credits beyond your highest completed degree, complete a  Lane Change-New Licensed Employees Application.  Information regarding PSD's Lane Change Policy and directions are in the 2017-18 Employee Agreement
  • Experience "Step" - Verification of Experience
    New PSD licensed employees are awarded up to 9 years of verifiable service credit for related previous  experience (except in hard-to-fill or high needs areas.)  Forward by mail or email the  Verification of Experience Form (VOE) to previous employers; upon receipt of VOE forms, appropriate experience credit  will be issued for placement on the salary schedule.  VOE forms must be received in our HR office no later than October 15 or 60 days from the date of hire, whichever is later, to receive experience credit for the current school year.  If received later than October 15 or 60 days from the date of hire, salary credit will not be awarded until the following school year and will not be retroactive to your start date.

6Medical/Health Benefits: Review the Benefits website. If you are eligible to receive benefits, you will receive a notice of eligibility emailed to you.

7Employment contract: You will receive an employment contract after your employment has been approved by the Board of Education. For returning probationary employees, this will be sometime in July.New  employees may not receive contracts until late in August.  Contracts will be sent to your PSD email address. It is very important to immediately sign it and return it to Human Resources.

8. Get familiar with important PSD resources (all available online): 

Contact Information

Human Resources | 970.490.3488                       
Payroll | 970.490.3485

Teaching or Special Services licensure/endorsements:
Laura Stamper |

Lane change policy, highly qualified questions:
Laura Stamper |  

Contracts, salary placement, degree transcripts:
Karen Keller-Boyne |

Christina Erickson |