Portability

  • What is portability?

    In 2010, the Colorado Legislature passed SB-191 (now C.R.S. § 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?

    After you have submitted your initial request for portability, you have seven (7) calendar days to submit the required documentation. If there are deficiencies in your submitted documentation, you will have an opportunity to cure the deficiency within seven (7) calendar days of notice of the error.  Failure to provide the required documentation within this time period will result in an untimely request and portability will not be granted. 

    Depending on the number of requests received by the District, your request for portability may take up to five (5) working days from the date of completed submission to be reviewed.  During this period, your application will be placed on hold status and not viewable by administrators.

    What documentation must I submit for portability review?

    • Two years of evaluation ratings, including each element rating, from a Colorado public school for the two school years immediately preceding your application; and 
    • Two years of Measures of Student Learning/Outcomes scores that meet or exceed expected growth for the two school years immediately preceding your application. 
    • 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. 
Last Modified on September 1, 2022