To hire a critical shortage retiree, a school district must meet the following requirements:
- Meet the definition of a rural or small rural school district as set by the Colorado Department of Education. A listing of eligible school districts can be found on the Colorado Department of Education’s website.
- Declare a critical shortage of qualified teachers, school bus drivers, or food services workers.
- Hire the critical shortage retiree only as a teacher, school bus driver, or food services worker, and declare that the critical shortage retiree has specific experience, skills, or qualifications that would benefit the district.