New Employee Information

Congratulations on your new administrative position with St. Vrain Valley Schools. As the 7th largest district in the State of Colorado, boasting over 5000 employees, we are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education. Your addition to the team of talented and energetic professionals is a testament to our ongoing mission of academic excellence by design. We’re excited to have you on board! To align you with some of our practices and procedures, we’ve highlighted some key areas of focus for you to explore.

Pay Schedule

St Vrain Valley Schools employees are paid once a month, on the last working day of the month. 


Benefits will begin on the first of the month following 31 days after your first date of employment. For example, if you begin working August 9th, your benefits will begin October 1st. 

You are eligible for the District provided Basic Life Insurance if you have a regular FTE position and are scheduled to work 10 or more hours per week. If you work 17.5 hours or more per week in a regular FTE position, you are eligible for all District benefits. Please refer to the New Hire Benefits Guide for detailed information. 

The month prior to your benefits effective date, you will receive a welcome email to your address. This will include benefits enrollment information and instructions for accessing the Infinite Visions Employee Portal. 

Infinite Visions Employee Portal

Every employee has access to the Infinite Visions Employee Portal where you can accept your employment contract, view your leave balance, view and print your pay stubs and W2s, and sign up for your Employee Benefits.

Sick & Business Leave

Administrators have unlimited sick leave days during the dates of their annual employment contract. Each employee will submit an Employee Absence Report listing the dates absent from the assignment for record-keeping purposes. 

An administrator who is reassigned to a non-administrative position shall be credited with sick leave for each year of service as an administrator in the District, less the amount of sick leave used. 

The schedule for such credit is as follows: 

  • 96 hours per year 220 or more day contract 
  • 88 hours per year 200 to 219-day contract 

Administrators shall receive 16 hours per year of business and emergency leave.

Vacation Leave for 248 Day Employees

Only Administrative employees who are on a 248 day calendar receive vacation leave. Administrative personnel who are assigned 248 days, based on FTE, will earn twenty paid vacation days during the contract year beginning July 1. For new employees, vacation time will be front-loaded for your use and prorated based on start date. In each subsequent year, vacation will be accrued monthly, and prorated based on FTE. Earned vacation will be accrued up to 240 hours. When an employee’s balance falls below 240 hours the employee will resume accruing vacation hours. See Section 3.9 of the APT Handbook for further information, > Handbooks.

Listed below are scheduled holidays and other non-work days for 12 month (248-Day) employees.

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Spring Break (refer to Work Calendar)
  • Memorial Day

To view your specific work calendar, please click here


The purpose of Evaluations is to promote the growth and development of employees. This process serves as a basis for continued improvement. Administrative employees will receive a yearly evaluation. Employees and supervisors should engage in discussions regarding goals and professional practices during a mid‐year review and a final end‐of‐year review. Evaluation information can be found at > Evaluations.

Professional Development

St. Vrain Valley Schools provides ongoing educational support for all personnel, offering over 40 low cost continuing education classes each semester. For more information regarding Professional Development visit

Pay Schedule

Employees get paid once a month on the last working day of the month. Most Administrative employees are paid July through June in twelve equal payments. 


In addition to fingerprints required for Colorado Department of Education (CDE) licensing, St. Vrain Valley Schools requires a set of fingerprints on file. Employees are charged $40 for the background check, $20 deducted from the first two paychecks. 

Welcome to PERA

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of more than 400 employers throughout Colorado that are part of PERA. PERA stands for Public Employees’ Retirement Association which provides retirement benefits for those working in Colorado’s public sector. Because of your new job with the District, you’re now a PERA member.

PERA has two types of retirement plans: A defined benefit (also called a pension) plan where PERA invests funds on your behalf and then provides a lifetime monthly benefit in retirement, and a defined contribution plan where you choose your investments and then draw from your account balance in retirement.

Please refer to the PERA Overview for New Members Booklet for more information. 

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