What is portability?
In 2010, the Colorado Legislature passed SB-191 (now C.R.S. Â§ 22-63-203.5) which grants a non-probationary teacher in one Colorado public school district the opportunity to transfer non-probationary status to another hiring district provided the teacher shows evidence of effective evaluation ratings and supporting student growth data for the two years prior to hire. This is commonly known as "portability."
Portability does not apply if you are seeking a position that requires a special services license such as nurse, social worker, counselor, speech language pathologist, psychologist, audiologist, occupational therapist and physical therapist.
How do I apply for portability?
You can apply for portability through the certified application. Please see the external applicant page for instructions on how to apply.
What is the processing time for portability review?
Once the District has received all pertinent documentation, the District will begin it's review to assess whether sufficient evidence for portability exists. Depending on the number of requests received by the District, this review may take up to twenty-one (21) working days from the date of completed submission. During this period, your application will be placed on a hold status and not viewable by hiring administrators. Therefore, it is important that you submit all pertinent documents as soon as possible.
What documentation must I submit for portability review?
- Two years of overall evaluation ratings as well as each elements evaluation ratings from a Colorado public school for the two school years immediately preceding your application; and
- Two years of Measures of Student Standards scores that meet or exceed expected growth for the two school years immediately preceding your application; and
- A letter from your current employer (Colorado public school district) which states your current non-probationary status on their letterhead
- All submissions must clearly identify you and your district