Human Resources

Human Resources Director - Rick Johnson
(435) 781-3100 ext. 1005

Human Resources Secretary - Laura Graham
(435) 781-3100 ext. 1007

Human Resources Secretary - Tiffin Ash
(435) 781-3100 ext. 1008



Letter of Intent – Will be distributed on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.  Due to principal/supervisor by Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.  Principals/supervisors, submit Letter of Intent forms and summary sheets to Rick Johnson by Friday,  Jan. 25, 2019. Information communicated in Letter of Intent is non-binding.

Student Boundary Change Requests – Due the third Friday in February. Submit to Julie Wilde.

Incentive for Contracted Employees' Early Written Notification of Intent to Resign at the End of the 2018-2019 School Year - Submit to Rick Johnson.
In order to be deemed eligible for the financial incentive of $500, an outgoing, contracted employee must submit a signed statement by the end of the work day on Friday, January 25, 2019, agreeing: to not voluntarily leave his or her position prior to the end of the 2018-2019 school year; and, to resign effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Contracted employees who provide such written notice by the deadline specified above, will receive a financial incentive of $500, to be paid in the June, 2019 paycheck.
No financial incentive will be offered for outgoing, contracted employees who submit their written resignation after January 25, 2019.
Please note that any contracted employee who works a 182-day schedule and who fulfills the contract requirements (i.e., completes the contract year), will have benefits (including medical insurance, if applicable) extended through August, 2019.

Lane Change Application - March 1, 2019 - submit to Rick Johnson.
Application is available here.
Please note that there is no guarantee that employees will be granted lane changes for 2019-2020.
Please see policy 005.0525 Qualifications for Salary Lane Change for details.

Application for Educational Financial Assistance for Educators - September 2, 2019 - Submit to Rick Johnson.
Financial assistance up to $2,000 potentially available for educators to complete additional education required in order to become state qualified or NCLB "highly qualified" for their assignments.
You can access the application form here.
Please see policy 005.5000 Reimbursement for Educational Expenses for details.

Educator License Upgrade and Renewal
Please visit to review the steps required by USBE. Every year a few USD educators miss the renewal/upgrade (June 30) deadline because they don't have all of the steps completed by then, and they then must work to renew an expired license. Please make sure that doesn't happen to you.

Level I to Level II License Upgrade - Third-year Level I Teachers
a. Monday, March 4, 2019 – Deadline for completing fingerprint process, online ethics review, and Praxis II Principals of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test. (Fingerprint background check must clear before the license can be renewed, and clearance of fingerprint background checks sometimes takes several weeks. PLT results typically post on CACTUS 4-6 weeks after testing is completed).
b. Monday, April 8, 2019 – Portfolios should be ready for principal review. Teachers schedule portfolio review session with principal, to take place no later than May 1, 2019.
c. Friday, May 3, 2019 – All portfolio reviews completed by principals. Principals, please email Rick Johnson after completion of portfolio review sessions. Rick requests CACTUS license upgrade after all requirements are met.
d. Suicide Prevention Training is required for license renewal. Information on the the training will be sent closer to the training dates. 

Level II or III Educator License Online Renewal - Level II or III Teachers whose license expires June 30, 2019
a. Notices have been sent by USBE to all teachers whose Level II or III license expires on June 30, 2019.
b. Monday, March 4, 2019 – Recommended deadline for completing fingerprint process and online ethics review (Fingerprint background check must clear before the license can be renewed, and clearance of fingerprint background checks sometimes takes several weeks).
c. Monday, April 8, 2019 – Recommended deadline for having your administrator verify points earned by educator during the five-year licensing term. (Please use Level 2/3 License Renewal Form.  
d. License renewal should be completed online.
e. Suicide Prevention Training is required for license renewal. Information on the the training will be sent closer to the training dates. 

If you have a change in family status at any time during the year, it could affect your benefits.

Please notify the business office immediately.

No district employee or student shall be subjected to discrimination in employment or any district program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The district is committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity in its programs, services and employment including its policies, complaint processes, program accessibility, district facility use, accommodations and other Equal Employment Opportunity matters. The district also provides equal access to district facilities for all youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires and complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation:

Rick Johnson, Human Resources Director (435) 781-3100
Julie Wilde, Student Services Director (435) 781-3100

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO (303) 844-5695

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